Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Sangrey, Rocky Boy Reservation
Located just in the beginning of the mountainous portion of the Anishinabe-Dakota Reservation, near the plains, the CDP (Census Designated Place) of Sangrey, is the fifth largest settlement on the Anishinabe-Dakota Reservation. Latest population count (2000) has Sangrey having a population of 263. There was 77 housing units in the settlement in 2000, which means the average housing unit size at Sangrey in 2000, was about 3.5 persons per housing unit. Using google earth now (2009) i counted about 100 housing units which means the population of Sangrey is now about 325 to 350. The elevation of Sangrey is 3,375 feet above sea level. The high elevation means the settlement has cooler summers than the lower elevations on the plains. FIPS code is 30-66212. The Sangrey CDP covers 6.3 sq. mi. There is one main location where a majority (around 50 or more housing units) is located. The other housing units are widely spread out. About 57% of the settlements population lives below the poverty line, which means the CDP's population has economic problems. Indians make up 99% of the settlements population. Whites make up less than 1% of the population. There is a sharp contrast in scenery between Sangrey and the other CDP'S which are located in the Reservations mountains, to the secenery of the plains. From the treeless plains, Sangrey which is not too far from the open plains, and the other settlements located in the nearby Bear Paw Mountains, have many a tree which paints a beautiful scenery. Below are several links to google earth photographs of Sangrey, Montana.