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Lame Deer

Lame Deer is part of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, and has a population of about 2100 (up 2% since 2000). It is located along US Highway 212 in Rosebud County in Southern Montana, and was named after Lakota Chief Lame Deer who was killed nearby in 1877. After the Northern Cheyenne fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn and helped defeat Custer they were forced onto a reservation in Oklahoma. In 1878 they followed two of their leaders; Dull Knife and Lone Wolf on a trek back to their homeland in Montana. They fought, froze and starved but made it back to the area around Lame Deer. The land was given back to them by executive order in 1884. Many descendants of these original inhabitants live here today. Lame Deer is the seat of government for the Northern Cheyenne. It has a couple of colleges and hosts the annual Northern Cheyenne Powwow.

  • Last visit to Lame Deer: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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