Shell Valley, Turtle Mountain Reservation
Located a little over 6 miles southwest of Belcourt, the Chippewa cdp of Shell Valley has a population of supposedly 1,197. The census designated place (CDP) has over 390 housing units. Average household size is 3.0 persons per housing unit. Out of the population, around 97% are Indian. The remaining 3% is non Indian. The Turtle Mountain Reservation community of Shell Valley, covers over 1.0 sq. mi. It has an elevation of 1,775 feet above sea level. The settlement is another poor one. Around 57% of the settlements inhabitants live under the poverty line. It is located on the southern fringe of the Turtle Mountain Plateau. Shell Valley is one of several Turtle Mountain Reservation housing clusters. Below is a google earth picture of this settlement.