The influence of the Jesuits on the West is a living history experience at St. Xavier. A Jesuit priest, Father Prando, established the first mission for the Crow Indians at St. Xavier in 1887. The church is still in use and the school, affiliated with the St. Labre Mission School, also continues to operate.
Now called the Pretty Eagle School, after a famous Crow chief, the K-8 school is attended by over 120 students from a 45-mile radius. Fields of malting barley, alfalfa, and sugar beets are irrigated by the Bighorn River.
Guide and shuttle services and boat rentals are offered at St. Xavier.
Saint Xavier is located in southeastern Montana, on the Crow Indian Reservation along Highway 313.