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Crow Reservation Information 2007, Montana

     The Crow Indian Reservation, the largest of Montanaís  reservations, is located mainly in Big Horn County in  south central Montana and is bordered by Wyoming to  the south. The reservationís 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 T ribe adopted a written  constitution in 1948.

Characteristics

Unit

Total 1/

American† Indian Operators 2/

Characteristics

Unit

Total 1/

American Indian
Operators 2/

Farms  

Number

492

236

Operators

Number

711

277

Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms

Acres
Acres

2,404,990
1,736,732

818,845
771,631

Operator Gender

Male
Female

507
204

210
67

Total Cropland

Farms
Acres

296
279,063

105
32,676

Primary

Occupation

Farming
Other

360
351

74
203

Harvested Cropland

Farms
Acres

272
173,368

99
24,685

All Operators

Average Age

52.2

52.2

Irrigated Land

Farms
Acres

159
54,069

48
5,007

Operators Living

on Reservations

542

196

All Wheat for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

89
86,701
2,955,144

19
5,826
176,478

Barley for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

42
12,616
748,003

3
(D)
(D)

Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry

238
62,436
186,612

94
18,355
37,844

       

Horses and Ponies Inventory

Farms
Number

367
5,772

201
2,960

Horses and Ponies Sold

Farms
Number

63
578

27
148

Cattle and Calves Inventory

Farms
Number

282
95,383

107
9,710

Cattle and Calves Sold

Farms
Number

265
88,413

102
8,488

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.† (D) Not disclosed.