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Crow Reservation Information 2002, Montana
       The Crow Indian Reservation, the largest of Montana’s reservations, is located mainly in Big Horn County in south central Montana and is bordered by Wyoming to the south. The reservation’s northwest boundary is about ten miles from Billings, Montana. Three mountain ranges, the Big Horn, Pryor and Wolf, provide the reservation with varied topography from mountains to plains. The reservation also has productive irrigated valleys along the Big Horn and Little Big Horn Rivers and Pryor Creek. The reservation boundaries were finally fixed by 1904. The Crow Indian Tribe adopted a written constitution in 1948.
Characteristics Unit Total 1/ American Indian
Operators 2/
Characteristics Unit Total 1/ American Indian
Operators 2/
Farms   Number 377 138 Operators Number 559 176
Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms
Acres
Acres
1,989,372
1,495,111
838,738
787,309
Operator Gender Male
Female
424
135
134
42
Total Cropland Farms
Acres
257
286,824
82
25,828
Primary Occupation Farming
Other
341
218
69
107
Harvested Cropland Farms
Acres
218
136,428
59
11,148
All Operators Average Age 50.9 51.2
Irrigated Land Farms
Acres
127
43,060
25
5,785
Operators Living on Reservations 398 171
All Wheat for Grain Farms
Acres
Bushels
69
75,488
1,461,392
5
2,840
40,800
Barley for Grain Farms
Acres
Bushels
38
8,264
398,689
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Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry
193
43,052
77,065
56
8,287
10,859
       
Horses and Ponies Inventory Farms
Number
262
3,031
121
1,571
Horses and Ponies Sold Farms
Number
57
183
27
81
Cattle and Calves Inventory Farms
Number
252
57,297
76
9,842
Cattle and Calves Sold Farms
Number
240
67,293
67
8,032
1/ Data are for farms and ranches reporting at least some agricultural production on reservations during 2002.
2/ At least one of the reported operators (out of a maximum of three) is self-identified as American Indian either exclusively or in combination with other races.