Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
It is a small settlement located in the northwestern part of the Flathead Reservation. Niarada is nearly 12 miles west of Elmo. Since the settlement of Niarada is close to the Kootenai settlement of Elmo, it likely means Niarada is also a Kootenai settlement. It is a cdp (census designated place) which covers 50.5 sq. mi. It has a total of 22 housing units and a population of 50 according to the 2000 census. The 2010 census put the population of Niarada at 27. A dramatic drop. However, the cdp is widely scattered and includes a few farms which are probably owned by non Indians. In fact, most of the housing units are located on farms. The region in the pictures below is where the Kootenai live. They probably number between 10 and 20.
There is one small area where six or so housing units are located within a very small area. Indians including mixed bloods, make up 52% of the population. Indians alone make up 37% of the population of Niarada. The whites live in the surrounding farms and ranches while the Indians live in the small area mentioned. Supposedly none of the population lives below the poverty line. Elevation is 2,881 feet above sea level. Zip code is 59845. Below are several google earth links to pictures of Niarada, Flathead Reservation.