Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Wolf Point, Fort Peck Reservation
Though it is recorded as the largest settlement on the Fort Peck Reservation, Poplar may be the largest Fort Peck Reservation community. Most of the Poplar, Montana seen on google earth, is not considered to be within the city limits of Poplar. If the areas adjacent to Poplar but not considered to be a part of the population of Poplar, were added to Poplar's population, Poplar would possibly be the largest settlement on the Fort Peck Reservation. Wolf Point had a population of 2,621 according to the 2010 census. Including those areas adjacent to Wolf Point but not included as being within the city limits of Wolf Point, the population of Wolf Point is over 3,250. Native Americans accounted for 50.5% of the city's population. Whites accounted for 42.0% of Wolf Point's population. Hispanics and mixed bloods accounted for 7.2% of the population of Wolf Point.
Wolf Point became an agency for the friendly bogus Dakota's in 1875. The Chippewa's led by chief Big Bear and his son chief Little Bear, remained at war against the white invader up to 1882. In December of that year, chief Big Bear signed a treaty with the whites which ended the long conflict and established the Turtle Mountain Reservation. That region of Montana remained dangerous up to the 1890s. The Chippewa's still have strong links to the Fort Peck Reservation. The United States still refuses to recognize that the Fort Peck Reservation is also a Chippewa Reservation.
Wolf Point eventually became a predominantly white settlement around the time of the Fort Peck Reservation Land Act. The land act opened up the Fort Peck Reservation to white settlement. Since 2000, Wolf Point has had an increase in the Native American population. Native Americans are now the majority of the city's population. The origins of the name Wolf Point are probably Native American. The region was populated by large packs of wolfs which hunted the plentyful buffalo and other game on the plains of that region. The whites killed off the wolfs. Wolf Point covers 0.9 sq. mi. It has 1,080 housing units which gives Wolf Point an average household size of around 2.5 persons per housing unit. Elevation is 2,000 feet above sea level. Zip code is 59201. Below are several links to pictures of Wolf Point, Fort Peck Reservation.