Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
North Eagle Butte, Cheyenne River Reservation
They are getting much financial support from the whites. This settlement is predominantly non Anishinabe. North Eagle Butte has to be one of the most well off Native American settlements. Main Street has many businessess. In fact, Main Street in North Eagle Butte, looks like any normal white city of the same size. This Cheyenne River Reservation CDP or census designated place, is the largest Native American settlement on the Reservation. In the 2010 census the population of North Eagle Butte, South Dakota was 1,954. There is a total of 697 housing units in the cdp, which gives the cdp of North Eagle Butte an average household size of about 3.0 persons per housing unit. Many of the housing units are mobile homes.
The cdp covers an area of 12.7 sq. mi. Native Americans accounted for 92% of the cdp's population. Whites accounted for 6% of the population. Hispanics accounted for 1% of the population. Although North Eagle Butte is the seat of government or capital of the Cheyenne River Reservation, around 39% of the cdp's citizens live below the poverty line. By looking at the google earth photos provided, you will probably think the cdp is doing better economically which it is probably. The number of people living under the poverty line in North Eagle Butte must be much lower. North Eagle Butte is a beautiful settlement which does have many businessess and also many government jobs. There are a few large apartment buildings in the cdp as you will see in the google earth photos. Economically, the settlement is one that is very poor according to statistics. However, that could be a misconception. North Eagle Butte does not have a zip code which is very surprising.
It is a large settlement which has 1,000s of people living there. It has an elevation of 2,408 feet above sea level. Below are several google earth links to photos of the beautiful Anishinabe-Dakota cdp of North Eagle Butte, Cheyenne River Reservation.