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Old 03-02-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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My husband has been offered a teaching job in Lame Deer(as well as other locations). They are offering housing for Lame Deer so no worries there. But I don't know much of anything about the town..beside the fact that its on the Northern Cheyenne rez and is small.

Can anyone tell me anything else about the town...such as what its like day to day, how it is to raise a family there(at least a year, thats how long the teaching contract would last) as I have a one year old. Just general information about what its like to live there, the usual safety, activities, friendliness.

Thanks

PS I live in a small town outside missoula right now..born and raised.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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I have a friend who's father was (or is?) the superintendent there. He grew up there and liked it but he did say it was a wild place. There are others who can tell you more about the place than me but I have been around native schools and I can tell you that its very rewarding. When you first move there you will not be excepted, but if you show them you are there for the right reasons they will take you in like family.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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Good luck to you. I can't offer any advice but thank you for being willing to fill the teaching position. The teaching jobs on the rez you may find a bit challenging at first but as Aqua said it will be very rewarding, but you already know that or you wouldn't have chose to teach for a living.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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man stay away from lamedeer
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:43 PM
 
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Lame Deer is a rough town but you can live outside of the rez and commute to work I guess. There's a lot of "outsider" mentality if you are not a member of the rez. Not a real safe place to live and a long way to Billings so unless you really need the job and or like big challenges I'd be cautious. It's beautiful open land though and very inexpensive to live there.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Anaheim
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My husband has been offered a teaching job in Lame Deer(as well as other locations). They are offering housing for Lame Deer so no worries there. But I don't know much of anything about the town..beside the fact that its on the Northern Cheyenne rez and is small.

Can anyone tell me anything else about the town...such as what its like day to day, how it is to raise a family there(at least a year, thats how long the teaching contract would last) as I have a one year old. Just general information about what its like to live there, the usual safety, activities, friendliness.

Thanks

PS I live in a small town outside missoula right now..born and raised.
Can't say much about Lame Deer in detail as I have only passed through it a few times on the way to somewhere else. My grandmother, who was born and raised in Montana and now lives there again (in Billings), warned me about it when I told her I was driving through the rezzes (they are right next to each other off 212)...I guess she had a scary experience there in her youth, but...

From what I saw it is a long way to much of anything else. Hardin is the closest non-reservation town on the west, I believe, by at least an hour or so, and Ashland is the closest one on the east by about an hour (though it is pretty tiny itself, and not much better looking IMO than Lame Deer). Perhaps it is just a matter of getting used to things wherever you move. Since you were raised in Montana you know to watch for browsing deer on the side of the road that might want to cross. (that was an adventure for me!)

But it is an awesome thing to teach people, wherever they are, if one has that ability. And there is A LOT of open land there. On the Northern Cheyenne rez I saw quite a bit of open pine forest and rolling hills. Very nice.
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