It is a small community on the Blackfeet Reservation, near Glacier National Park. Today, the small community is a predominantly Indian settlement which is an important stop off location during the summer months for tourists visiting Glacier National Park. The 2010 census has the population of East Glacier at 363. The community has 218 housing units but many are used for vacationers and tempoarary workers. Historically, the settlement became important after the establishment of Glacier National Park in 1910. The year before, in 1909, near 200 Chippewa Indians were sent to East Glacier from the Helena region of Montana. Many were eventually sent up to the St. Mary and Babb region. East Glacier sits at an elevation of 4,823 feet above sea level. Summers are short and warm. It covers 4.4 sq. mi.