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Fort Peck Reservation Information 2002, Montana
       The Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the second largest of Montana’s reservations, is located in northeastern Montana and includes parts of Valley, Daniels, Sheridan and Roosevelt Counties. The reservation is located forty miles west of the North Dakota border and fifty miles south of the Canadian border. The Missouri River borders the reservation on the south. Minor tributaries of the Missouri River cut through the reservation’s rolling hills and plains. The Fort Peck Indian Tribe adopted a written constitution in 1927.
Characteristics Unit Total 1/ American Indian
Operators 2/
Characteristics Unit Total 1/ American Indian
Operators 2/
Farms   Number 548 94 Operators Number 833 107
Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms
Acres
Acres
1,774,370
1,248,386
599,892
564,164
Operator Gender Male
Female
613
220
75
32
Total Cropland Farms
Acres
501
925,413
83
156,084
Primary Occupation Farming
Other
619
214
79
28
Harvested Cropland Farms
Acres
452
553,260
73
84,962
All Operators Average Age 52.3 50.6
Irrigated Land Farms
Acres
97
26,916
22
6,823
Operators Living on Reservations 598 100
All Wheat for Grain Farms
Acres
Bushels
364
424,383
10,436,579
57
59,481
1,372,008
Barley for Grain Farms
Acres
Bushels
66
13,426
482,044
9
1,330
50,572
Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry
275
77,931
112,656
50
13,459
26,028
       
Horses and Ponies Inventory Farms
Number
150
1,270
30
428
Horses and Ponies Sold Farms
Number
28
75
9
27
Cattle and Calves Inventory Farms
Number
254
38,884
45
7,072
Cattle and Calves Sold Farms
Number
244
25,816
44
5,228
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.