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Factbox: American Indians on reservation battle drug abuse, trafficking


WOLF POINT, Montana (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana is like many reservations across the United States struggling with crime, drug abuse, poverty and health issues. Here are some facts:

* Out of the total U.S. population, 2.9 million people or 0.9 percent are American Indian or Alaska Native alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

* Fort Peck is the ninth largest of the more than 300 reservations in the United States. It is about 110 miles (177 km) long and 40 miles (64 km) wide, along the northern shore of the Missouri River.


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