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Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana Needs Your Help
Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana needs funding to establish offices at Blackfeet Reservation, Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Flathead Reservation, Fort Belknap Reservation and at Great Falls, Montana where Hill 57 Reservation is located. Our goal is to gain Tribal Recognition at Blackfeet Reservation, Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Flathead Reservation and Fort Belknap Reservation and Federal Recognition for Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians at Great Falls with Reservation. Your donation will be greatly appreciated. Below is my paypal link where you can donate to this very important cause for survival. If you are interested in becoming a member of Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, you can fill out a form here . In comments box, please include your tribal affiliation. In Montana, members of Blackfeet, Crow-Northern Cheyenne, Flathead, Fort Belknap and Rocky Boys Reservation are automatically members of Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. However, if you are a member from another tribe (Reservation) your application will be approved if you have proof of membership from your tribe (Reservation).
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They are really Anishinabe who are largely descended from non Anishinabe military and police totem members. Most were from other Anishinabe totems. Their land was situated north of the Abenaki and Algonquin Anishinabek in Quebec, and in extreme northern Ontario, in central and northern Manitoba, central and northern Saskatchewan, central and northern Alberta, central and northern British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, and Greenland. William W. Warren claimed them to be the northern most Ojibways. Warren named them the O-mush-ske-go. It means Swampy People. It should be written as O-ma-ski-go-wuk, or if using Swampy Men, O-ma-ski-go-na-bek. Nabe is another Anishinabe word for male and man. The whites took to calling the northern most Ojibways the Swampy Cree long ago. The Plains Cree and Woodland Cree, are extensions of the northern most Ojibways.
After the white invasion occurred in the 16th century, these Anishinabe people who are really an off-shoot of the Chippewa's, forced their way to more northerly locations as instructed to by their ogimak (leaders) who were following the Seven Fires Prophecy. They paved the way for later Anishinabek to flee away from the whites. And they settled in the regions previously mentioned. In Greenland, northern Quebec, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon they are known as the Inuit. However, the Inuit people are not a distinct tribe. They are really Anishinabek who absorbed a great many non Algonquians amongst them.
At the present time the Cree are second to the Chippewa's in population. However, both peoples are in fact the same people. Besides Cree, other names these Anishinabe people are known as include Nehiyaw, Creole, Crillo, and Muskego. They are the most numerous in Alberta where many a Reserve was set aside for the Chippewa's who fled from the Montana region after the 1876-1877 Montana War ended. They are also very numerous in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Cree is a derogatory name given to the fleeing Anishinabek by the whites. It is derived from the Anishinabe word for woman which is kwe. It is among the Nehiyaw people where the Anishinabe language is spoken by more people. It is estimated that over 100,000 Nehiyaw speak Anishinabe.