The rugged country of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation is in southeastern Montana. It covers 445,000 acres and is bounded on the east by the Tongue River and on the west by the Crow Reservation.
Approximately 5,000 Northern Cheyenne, along with members of other tribes and with non-Native Americans, live on the reservation. Lame Deer is the tribal and government agency headquarters. There are four other districts that comprise the whole reservation.
Major employers include the St. Labre Indian School, the federal government, tribal government, power companies and construction companies. The education system, farming, ranching and small businesses contribute to the economy.
POINTS OF INTEREST
CHIEF TWO MOONS MONUMENT
This historic monument was built in 1936 in memory of Chief Two Moons, who participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
- Address: 31410 US 212, Busby, MT 59016
NORTHERN CHEYENNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber has a gift shop showcasing Native American art and beadwork. An RV park is also available for overnight stays.
- Phone: 406.477.8844
CHIEF DULL KNIFE COLLEGE
Associate's degrees in the Arts and Sciences are offered, along with vocational programs. The John Woodenlegs Memorial Library is a part of the college. Food service, library and gift shops are open to the public.
- Address: 1 College Dr, Lame Deer, MT 59043
- Phone: 406.477.6215
- Website: http://cdkc.edu/
ST. LABRE INDIAN SCHOOL AND MUSEUM
This school was established in 1884 by the Franciscan Order. The visitor center, Cheyenne Indian Museum and Gift Store are important showplaces of Cheyenne heritage and art.
- Location: Tongue River Rd, Ashland, MT 59003
- Phone: 406.784.4500
- Website: https://www.stlabre.org/
NORTHERN CHEYENNE TRIBAL COUNCIL
The Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council consists of members elected from each of the following districts: Ashland, Birney, Busby, Muddy, and Lame Deer. The President and the members of the Tribal Council serve four year staggered terms.
- Address: 600 Cheyenne Ave, Littlewolf Capital Building, Lame Deer, MT 59043
- Phone: 406.477.6284
- Website: http://www.cheyennenation.com