The Crow Nation has always governed itself and its territory. Traditional governance and leadership was through consent of the people. Today, the Crow Nation covers approximately 2,300,000 acres of land making it the fifth largest Indian Nation by land area in the United States. It is located in south-central Montana with the government headquarters located in Crow Agency, Montana. The government of Crow Nation consists of the General Council, made up of all eligible Crow Nation citizens of 18 years or older, as well as elected executive officials, a legislative branch called the Crow Nation Legislature, and the judicial branch or the Crow Tribal Courts.