ERIC Number: ED165917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Social, Economic, and Cultural Study of the Crow Reservation: Implications for Energy Development. Summary Report.
Crow Impact Study Office, MT.; Mountainside West Research, Inc., Billings, MT.
Crow people want their resource decisions to benefit and strengthen the tribe socially and economically and to minimize damage to the tribal way of life, culture, and reservation environment. Based on a survey of 1016 reservation and non-reservation Crow families, conducted as part of a study of the impact of resource development on the reservation, the Crow want to stabilize reservation economy by the establishment of local, tribal-owned and operated small businesses. Crow people want improved local school facilities and curricula and their own community college. Currently, only Crow who are college graduates are employed at a level commensurate with their education. There is only 60% employment on the reservation, most of it menial and mostly from the various public agencies. The median family income is $4,500 per year. Fifty-three percent of Crow people interviewed favor the development of agricultural resources, 17% favor recreational and tourist resources, 14% favor coal resources and .4%, energy plant construction. They feel coal development will change their personal and tribal way of life positively by providing more money and jobs and better housing and education, but also negatively, because a large influx of outsiders would bring over-population, loss of tribal reservation control, increased social problems, and possible environmental deterioration. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Culture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Status, Educational Improvement, Environment, Natural Resources, Quality of Life, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Tribes
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Old West Regional Commission, Billings, MT.
Authoring Institution: Crow Impact Study Office, MT.; Mountainside West Research, Inc., Billings, MT.
Identifiers: Coal Mining; Crow (Tribe); Energy Development