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Blackfeet Reservation Information 2007, Montana

     The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is located in  northwestern Montana along the eastern slopes of the  Rocky Mountains and includes most of Glacier County.  On the north the reservation borders the Canadian  province of Alberta. The reservation shares its western  border with Glacier National Park and its southwest  border with the Badger-Two Medicine portion of the  Lewis and Clark National Forest. Other natural  boundaries include Birch Creek and Cut Bank Creek.  Elevations vary from a low of 3,400 feet in the southwest  to a high of over 9,000 feet at Chief Mountain on the  northwest boundary. The Blackfeet Indian Tribe  organized in 1935 under the Indian Reorganization Act.  The Blackfeet Reservation is the third largest Indian  reservation in Montana.

Characteristics

Unit

Total 1/

American  Indian Operators 2/

Characteristics

Unit

Total 1/

American

Indian
Operators 2/

Farms  

Number

584

377

Operators

Number

906

491

Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms

Acres
Acres

1,879,735
1,482,496

1,036,990
966,784

Operator Gender

Male
Female

623
283

353
138

Total Cropland

Farms
Acres

340
575,256

171
142,140

Primary

Occupation

Farming
Other

487
419

221
270

Harvested Cropland

Farms
Acres

273
297,149

120
59,022

All Operators

Average Age

54.8

54.4

 Irrigated Land

Farms
Acres

163
50,082

76
20,152

Operators Living

on Reservations

710

392

All Wheat for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

128
133,522
2,722,823

32
27,453
476,682

Barley for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

114
103,347
2,799,175

27
9,802
364,209

Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry

213
55,413
84,149

104
21,834
31,458

       

Horses and Ponies Inventory

Farms
Number

398
6,452

308
5,537

Horses and Ponies Sold

Farms
Number

70
749

48
600

Cattle and Calves Inventory

Farms
Number

348
69,981

235
36,604

Cattle and Calves Sold

Farms
Number

338
50,646

219
28,596

1/ Data are for farms and ranches reporting at least some agricultural production on reservations during 2007.
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.