The Fort Peck Reservation lies in the portion of Montana that has a “continental type climate.” Annual rain fall is 12.72 inches and the climate is correspondingly dry. Summers are warm, but seldom oppressive. Sunny weather predominates during the warmer season, but interruptions in the form of thunder showers do occur, mostly in June and July, and in the afternoon or early evening.
The principle communities on the Fort Peck Reservation
Poplar – Located here are the headquarters for the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, the Fort Peck Indian Agency, the Verne E. Gibbs IHS Health Center, Poplar Community Hospital and Nursing Home. Poplar is the second largest town on the reservation and approximately 3,698 Indian people reside here.
Wolf Point – Located here is the Chief Redstone IHS Health Center, Faith Lutheran Home, and Trinity Hospital. Wolf Point is the largest town on the reservation and approximately 2,949 Indian people reside here.
Brockton, Frazer, Oswego, and Fort Kipp These are the smaller communities within the reservation boundaries and approximately 472 Indian people reside in Brockton, 562 in Frazer, 71 in Oswego and 204 in Fort Kipp.