Tribal Directory Locations: Montana

<p>Tribes like the Sioux, Cheyenne, Shoshone, Blackfoot, Kootenai, and Crow were some of the original Native tribes in Montana. Of these tribes, the Crow and Blackfoot were seen as most powerful and claimed a majority of the land. The Crow peoples primarily survived on buffalo; organizing buffalo jumps to procure several at one time. As a nomadic tribe, the Crow constructed some of the largest teepees recorded out of buffalo skin. Similarly, the Blackfoot tribe was very nomadic and didn’t focus on arts or agriculture as other tribes did. Instead, the Blackfeet relied on deer, moose, bison, and elk for survival, often moving their villages to follow herds. Montana is home to eight federally recognized tribes, and has several Native American historical markers to educate and accurately describe the culture.</p>

Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico

Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Little Shell Tribe Of Chippewa Indians of Montana

Fort Belknap Indian Community

Crow Tribe of Montana

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation

Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation

Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana

Fort Peck Agency