These falls are named after Pitamakan, or Running Eagle, a female warrior leader of the Blackfeet Nation in the early 1700s who experienced her vision quest in the mountains high above the falls. Running Eagle led war parties on many highly successful raids, and was the only woman in the Blackfeet tribe ever to do so, or to be given a man's name.

They also call it Trick Falls because of the unusual fact that in high water flow it can flow both over the falls and through the rock. Or in low water flow times as pictured here, just through the rock...

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