Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
West Boneau, Rocky Boy Reservation
Located near the mountainous portion of the Anishinabe Reservation, the CDP (Census Designated Place - not quite certain if it has yet been declared a cdp) of West Boneau, is the newest settlement on the Anishinabe Rocky Boy Reservation. The population of West Boneau is probably included with the 2010 population of Boneau, which is about 2 1/2 miles east of West Boneau. There at least 23 housing units in the new settlement. With Boneau having an average housing unit size of 4.0 persons per housing unit, it is reasonable to suspect that West Boneau does as well. That would put the population of West Boneau near 100 but the settlement was recently (2005) built so it is possible not all housing units have yet to be occupied. South Box Elder is about 3 miles to the west. West Boneau is located just on the plains but is not too far from the Bear Paw Mountains. The climate conditions are probably similar to Box Elder but slightly cooler in the summer. The elevation of West Boneau is 3,097 feet which is over 400 feet higher than Box Elder and over 300 feet higher than South Box Elder. Below is a google earth photograph of West Boneau.