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Northern Cheyenne Reservation Information 2002, Montana
       The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, situated in southeastern Montana, borders the Crow Reservation on the west and the Tongue River on the east. The reservation lies within Big Horn and Rosebud Counties and consists of rugged and partially mountainous terrain, primarily suited for livestock grazing. The Northern Cheyenne Tribe organized in 1936 under the Indian Reorganization Act. The Northern Cheyenne Reservation is the second smallest Indian reservation in the state.
Characteristics Unit Total 1/ American Indian
Operators 2/
Characteristics Unit Total 1/ American Indian
Operators 2/
Farms   Number 64 50 Operators Number 107 72
Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms
Acres
Acres
403,152
354,699
320,055
318,519
Operator Gender Male
Female
65
42
43
29
Total Cropland Farms
Acres
43
15,038
33
9,767
Primary Occupation Farming
Other
48
59
30
42
Harvested Cropland Farms
Acres
30
8,113
21
4,414
All Operators Average Age 50.4 50.7
Irrigated Land Farms
Acres
6
600
4
(D)
Operators Living on Reservations 88 70
All Wheat for Grain Farms
Acres
Bushels
3
(D)
(D)
--
--
--
Barley for Grain Farms
Acres
Bushels
1
(D)
(D)
--
--
--
Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry
29
7,674
4,892
20
4,402
2,891
       
Horses and Ponies Inventory Farms
Number
53
558
45
456
Horses and Ponies Sold Farms
Number
10
40
8
(D)
Cattle and Calves Inventory Farms
Number
49
10,364
36
7,360
Cattle and Calves Sold Farms
Number
47
9,125
34
5,216
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. (D) Not disclosed. -- None.