Meet the First Nations of Montana
Meet Montana's Indian Nations and feed your soul by experiencing the many tribal communities, diverse cultures and history of this vast, unspoiled land.
The reservation is home to the Blackfeet tribe. Of the approximately 15,560 enrolled tribal members, there are about 7,000 living on or near the reservation.
About 75 percent of the Crow tribe's approximately 10,000 or more enrolled members live on or near the reservation. Eighty-five percent speak Crow as their first language.
Salish, Pend d'Orielle, and Kootenai
The Flathead Indian Reservation is home to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. The tribes are a combination of the Salish, the Pend d'Oreille and the Kootenai.
A'ANININ NAKODA FORT BELKNAP
The Fort Belknap Reservation is home to two tribes, the Assiniboine, or Nakoda, and the Gros Ventre, who refer to themselves as A'aninin or "People of the White Clay." Combined enrollment is approximately 4,000.
NAKODA DAKOTA FORT PECK
About 6,800 Assiniboine and Sioux live on the Fort Peck Reservation, with another approximately 3,900 tribal members living off the reservation.
This band of the Chippewa Tribe is without a designated reservation in Montana. There are over 4,000 enrolled members within the state, many of which live in the Great Falls and surrounding area.
TSETSEHESESTEHASE SOTAAHE NORTHERN CHEYENNE
Approximately 5,000 Northern Cheyenne, along with members of other tribes and non-Native Americans, live on the reservation. Lame Deer is the tribal and government agency headquarters.
ANNISHINABE NE-I-YAH-WAHK ROCKY BOY'S
Rocky Boy's provides a home for about 2,500 members of the Chippewa-Cree tribe. The name "Rocky Boy" was derived from the name of a leader of a band of Chippewa Indians.