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Northern Cheyenne Reservation Information 2007, 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

109

98

Operators

Number

138

110

Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms

Acres
Acres

474,110
457,182

450,933
450,919

Operator Gender

Male
Female

108
30

90
20

Total Cropland

Farms
Acres

67
21,674

58
19,580

Primary

Occupation

Farming
Other

52
86

39
71

Harvested Cropland

Farms
Acres

60
16,976

53
15,358

All Operators

Average Age

56.6

57.0

Irrigated Land

Farms
Acres

1
(D)


Operators Living

on Reservations

113

91

All Wheat for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

1
(D)
(D)



Barley for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels





Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry

60
16,860
20,926

53
15,358
19,549

       

Horses and Ponies Inventory

Farms
Number

101
1,096

90
1,018

Horses and Ponies Sold

Farms
Number

11
93

11
93

Cattle and Calves Inventory

Farms
Number

69
11,477

60
10,715

Cattle and Calves Sold

Farms
Number

65
7,665

56
7,120

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. -- None. (D) Not disclosed.