Although the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation is known as home to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, there are also members of the Pembina Band of Chippewa living there.
Most of the Chippewa in this area are of mixed ancestry, predominately French and are known as Mechif/Metis. Few full blood Chippewas remain.
According to the 1990 Bureau of Indian Affairs estimates, tribal membership is approximately 25,000. Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation Overview »»