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Rocky Boy’s Reservation Information 2002, Montana
       The Rocky Boy’s Reservation, the smallest of Montana’s reservations, is located in north central Montana. A large portion of the reservation lies within Hill County, and the smaller portion lies within Choteau County. The Bear Paw Mountains in the north provide spectacular contrast to the nearly level bottom lands in the southern portion of the reservation. Elevations vary from a high of more than 6000 feet in the mountains to a low of about 2000 feet in the bottom lands. The Rocky Boy’s Tribe organized in 1935 under the Indian Reorganization Act.
Characteristics Unit Total 1/ American Indian
Operators 2/
Characteristics Unit Total 1/ American Indian
Operators 2/
Farms   Number 42 39 Operators Number 54 44
Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms
Acres
Acres
105,193
85,748
93,365
82,750
Operator Gender Male
Female
45
9
38
6
Total Cropland Farms
Acres
22
24,275
19
12,472
Primary Occupation Farming
Other
24
30
19
25
Harvested Cropland Farms
Acres
18
8,935
15
3,182
Operator Average Age 50.4 50.9
Irrigated Land Farms
Acres
--
--
--
--
Operators Living on Reservations 43 42
All Wheat for Grain Farms
Acres
Bushels
5
6,473
109,550
2
(D)
(D)
Barley for Grain Farms
Acres
Bushels
2
(D)
(D)
2
(D)
(D)
Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry
14
2,227
2,446
14
2,227
2,446
       
Horses and Ponies Inventory Farms
Number
34
347
34
347
Horses and Ponies Sold Farms
Number
3
18
3
18
Cattle and Calves Inventory Farms
Number
21
2,213
21
2,213
Cattle and Calves Sold Farms
Number
18
1,442
18
1,442
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 a1 maximum of three) is self-identified as American Indian either exclusively or in combination with other races. (D) Not disclosed .-- None