Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation
I am only half Northern Cheyenne (from my mother), the other half is Vihio or white, the spider people (from my Irish father). I did not know my tribal name Heevees’a (Teeth Woman) name until I was 15 years old. I learned its history and legacy in my 20’s and finally, at 56, how to correctly…
This column is hard to write because it deals with unspeakable tragedy. Last week, a young Cheyenne woman was struck and killed while walking on Highway 212, near Busby. It was a wintry, snow blown night. The vehicle that hit her did not stop.
LAME DEER — Bill Parker got out of his truck and pointed to the new, partially finished, sand-colored school building sitting just across the parking lot from his office at the Lame Deer School District administration building.
Exactly 135 years ago, members of the Northern Cheyenne tribe broke out of the barracks at Fort Robinson, Neb., where they had been held captive all fall and winter, and ran for the freedom of their homelands in Montana.
A voting rights lawsuit involving three American Indian tribes will go back to a federal court in Montana after an appellate panel declined to intervene.
HELENA — The ousted president of Montana's Northern Cheyenne tribe is waiting to see whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs signs off on the tribal council's decision to remove him.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released little information Wednesday about its continuing investigation into the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found near Lame Deer on Monday.
A year after wildfires burned more than a third of the Ashland Ranger District of the Custer National Forest, crews are clearing burned trees along roadways, working to stabilize the soil to prevent runoff and rebuilding burned fences on grazing allotments.
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe’s 30-person planting crew was busy in the Black Springs burn area this April. Each planter carries a tree bag, hoisting a couple hundred ponderosa pine seedlings on each hip.
Civil rights attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department contend that a federal judge wrongly denied a request to establish satellite election offices for American Indians on three Montana reservations.
Billings Clinic has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Native People for Cancer Control, a program based out of the University of Washington that works with tribal community members, leaders, researchers, clinicians, educators, and outreach workers to address cancer education, training, re…
On the surface, Shann Ferch’s life as a college professor and happily married father of three daughters is at odds with the troubled protagonists in his collection of short stories, “American Masculine.” That dichotomy isn’t so clear-cut for Ferch. Every family, if you include a few generati…
Fire crews made significant progress on the Eagle Creek wildfire near Lame Deer that has burned more than 4,000 acres.
HELENA — Emergency officials’ radios went dead as a wildfire neared houses on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in June, contributing to a “chaotic situation” where homes weren’t protected and residents scrambled to get away just ahead of the blaze, a tribal official said Friday.
ASHLAND — Ten-year-old Sheldon Limpy kicked through a jumble of burned metal and charred wood, frowning his way through the ruins where his family’s house once stood at the edge of Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
Of the 175,000 acres the Rosebud complex fire has burned, only about 10 percent has been on reservation land, and of the 82,000 acres of the Sarpy Hills complex fire, 96 percent burned within reservation boundaries.
Twenty-eight fires have scorched more than 650,000 acres in the southern half of Montana, destroying 103 homes and 351 structures since March, according to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
A southeastern Montana wildfire destroyed a state Highway Patrol communications tower and knocked out transmissions between dispatchers and troopers in nine counties, but officials said Tuesday they were able to restore those links without any loss of response time.
LAME DEER — There’s been a wildfire burning in southeastern Montana almost continuously since late June, and nerves are starting to fray from a seemingly never-ending crisis.
7 A.M.: The six wildfires making up the Rosebud Complex in Rosebud County have burned approximately 174,237 acres, fire officials said Sunday morning.