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Rocky Boy's

Annishinabe Ne-i-yah-wahk

Rocky Boy Indian Reservation

The People

Rocky Boy's is home to members of the Chippewa-Cree tribe and has more than 4,000 residents. The name "Rocky Boy" was derived from the name of a leader of a band of Chippewa Indians. It actually meant "Stone Child," but it was not translated correctly from Chippewa into English, and "Rocky Boy" evolved.



Rocky Boy's Reservation is near the Canadian border, in north central Montana. It is graced by the Bears Paw Mountains, which provide a dramatic contrast to the flat bottomlands of this area.



Rocky Boy's residents who work on the reservation are employed by the schools, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service and tribal government. There is also some wheat farming and post and pole production. The tribe is actively working toward development of its natural resources to be able to provide more jobs and income for its people.


Points of Interest

Chippewa-Cree Recreation Area

Many outdoor recreation opportunities are available, including Bear Paw Ski Bowl, a tribally owned, fully operational ski area. The Chippewa-Cree Recreation Area is located 29 miles south of Havre in the Bears Paw Mountains.


Bears Paw Mountains 406.395.4207

Stone Child College

A two-year college, Stone Child offers associate's degrees in the Arts and Sciences. There are future plans for a cultural center on campus.



Rocky Boy's Reservation

Map of Rocky Boys Reservation

Chippewa-Cree Tribal Council

R.R. 1, Box 542 Box Elder, MT 59521