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Rocky Boy’s Reservation Information 2007, 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

100

97

Operators

Number

113

110

Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms

Acres
Acres

98,976
91,689

91,203
90,491

Operator Gender

Male
Female

95
18

92
18

Total Cropland

Farms
Acres

64
27,737

62
(D)

Primary

Occupation

Farming
Other

35
78

32
78

Harvested Cropland

Farms
Acres

39
11,718

37
(D)

All Operators

Average Age

54.8

54.4

 Irrigated Land

Farms
Acres

1
(D)

1
(D)

Operators Living

on Reservations

76

73

All Wheat for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

6
(D)
(D)

5
(D)
(D)

Barley for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

--
--
--

--
--
--

Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry

36
2,735
4,024

35
(D)
(D)

       

Horses and Ponies Inventory

Farms
Number

58
530

56
(D)

Horses and Ponies Sold

Farms
Number

7
21

7
21

Cattle and Calves Inventory

Farms
Number

37
2,996

36
(D)

Cattle and Calves Sold

Farms
Number

32
2,399

31
(D)

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.   -- None.