Chairman Alvin Not Afraid
Vice-Chairman Carlson Goes Ahead
Secretary Rudolph Knute Old Crow Sr.
Vice-Secretary Shawn E. Backbone
Bringing Positive Change for the Entire Crow Nation
The Crow Nation, also called Apsaalooké or Biiluuke, has lived in Crow Country, around the base of the sacred Big Horn Mountains, from time immemorial . The Crow Nation, traditionally, was organized into three bands, the Mountain Crow, River Crow, and the Kick in the Bellies.
The Apsaalooké chiefs entered into their first treaty, a friendship treaty, with the United States in 1825. In 1851, Crow Nation entered into the first Fort Laramie Treaty allocating 33 million acres of land to the Crow people. That land was located in the Montana, Wyoming, and Dakota Territories. The second Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 reduced the Crow Indian Reservation to eight million acres in South-Central Montana Territory.
The current Crow Indian Reservation is two million acres and is home to three mountain ranges and two river basins, as well as substantial natural resources including grazing lands, dry-land and irrigated farm ground, coal, oil & gas among others. The Crow Nation currently boasts an enrollment of over 13,000 members.
Crow Nation is organized as a general council with three distinct branches of government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial.