American Indian Languages * American Indian Culture * What's new on our site today!

  * Find Native American ancestors in your family tree

Native American Tribes of Montana

Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas! You have reached the Native Americans by States section of our website, a new educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each Montana tribe, or scroll below the map for Montana Indian activities including a wordsearch, fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages of Montana. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!

American Indians in Montana

The original inhabitants of the area that is now Montana included:


About Our Maps
*The Assiniboine tribe
*The Blackfeet tribe
*The Cheyenne tribe
*The Crow tribe
*The Gros Ventre tribe
*The Kootenai tribe
*The Salish tribe
*The Sioux tribe
*The Shoshoni tribe

Other Indian tribes driven into Montana after Europeans arrived included:

*The Chippewa tribe
*The Cree tribe

There are seven federally recognized Indian tribes in Montana today.

Here are the addresses of Montana's Indian reservations:

*Blackfeet Nation:
PO Box 850
Browning, MT 59417
http://www.blackfeetnation.com

*Chippewa Cree Tribe:
Rocky Boy Route
Box Elder, MT 59521

*Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes:
P.O. Box 278
Pablo, MT 59885

*Crow Tribal Council:
PO Box 159
Crow Agency, MT 59526

*Fort Belknap Indian Community (Assiniboine and Gros Ventre):
RR1 Box 66
Harlem, MT 59526

*Fort Peck Indian Community (Assiniboine and Sioux):
RR1 Box 66
Harlem, MT 59526

*Northern Cheyenne:
PO Box 128
Lame Deer, MT 59043

Teaching and learning activities about Montana Indians:

Feel free to print these out for classroom use!

*Montana Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of Montana's Indian tribes.
*Montana Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native Montana languages.
*Montana Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of Montana animals.
*Montana Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of Montana.
    We currently have pages for the Assiniboine, Blackfoot, Crow, Gros Ventre, Sioux, and Cheyenne tribes.

Recommended books about Montana Native Americans:

*Montana Native Americans:
   Introducing Montana's Native American history and culture to kids.
*Montana's Indians, Yesterday and Today:
   Photoessay on the Native Americans of Montana.
*Ancient Visions:
   Art book of ancient Indian petroglyphs and pictographs in Wyoming and Montana.
*Lakota Noon:
   The history of Custer's defeat by Sioux warriors at Little Big Horn.
*The Montana Cree: A Study in Religious Persistence:
   Interesting book about religion and tradition on a Montana Indian reservation.
*We Know Who We Are: Metis Identity in a Montana Community:
   Book about a mixed-race Native American community in Montana.
*Counting Coup:
   Biography of a contemporary Montana Indian basketball player.
*Coyote Stories of the Montana Salish Indians:
   Collection of Flathead Indian legends from Montana.
*Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region:
   Handbook of herbs, food crops, and plant lore among the prairie tribes.
Crossing Mountains: Native American Language Education in Public Schools:
   An in-depth look at Montana language preservation and usage.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Montana state:

*Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council: Intertribal organization representing the seven Indian nations of Montana.
*Montana Indian Reservations: Page for kids with facts and pictures about the state's native people today .
*Montana Reservations: Extensive profiles of the Montana Indian tribes including culture, history, and contacts.



Back to the index of American Indian tribes
Back to our main map of US Indian tribes
Back to our Indian tribes information for kids



Native American art * American Indian houses * Indian genealogy * Indian Creator * Indian tattoos

Would you like to sponsor our nonprofit work on Montana languages?

or buy some books through our Barnes & Noble affiliate link!

Native Languages of the Americas website 1998-2014