Bureau Of Indian Affairs Aerial Maps

Accession Number
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jon Ille
Access Restrictions on Use
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All publication rights are held by Little Big Horn College and use for publication must be approved by archivist.
Preferred Citation of Materials
Bureau of Indian Affairs Aerial Maps Collection, Little Big Horn College Archives, Crow Agency, MT 59022

Collection Description

Ten cubic feet
Aerial photographs of the Crow Indian Reservation taken from 1937-1990.


The aerial maps included in this collection documented landholding patterns on the Crow reservation from the 1930s to 1990s. The maps show changes in ownership and to the physical environment over this time span. Prior to their arrival at the Little Big Horn College Archives, they resided at the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Crow Agency, Montana.

Arrangement Note

To facilitate access to the collection, the archivist made the decision on arrangement in consultation with several knowledgeable community members to complete the collection’s processing as follows. A researcher will need to know the township, range, and section of the reservation they wish to view. There is a guide to assist researchers located with the collection. Once a location is established, they can trace the historical evolution of a tract of land chronologically.


The Bureau of Indian Affairs Aerial Maps Collection is housed in map cases in the storage area of the Little Big Horn College Archives.

  1. Township One
  2. Township Two
  3. Township Three
  4. Township Three (continued), Township Four
  5. Township Five
  6. Township Five (continued), Township Six
  7. Township Seven, Township Eight
  8. Township Nine
  9. Township Ten