Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
They are really Anishinabe. Their original homeland lay within the domain of the Algonquin Anishinabek. They were forced by the Seven Fires Prophecy to force their way into the region where the white invaders settled in large numbers. That be in southern New England and the New York City region. The first wars occurred early in the 16th century. Many were forced to leave their homeland by the white invaders (they wanted to exterminate them), for new homes in Wisconsin. That occurred in the early to mid 17th century. From there, the Mohegan people commenced an exodus with the Anishinabe people and other non Algonquian Indians, towards the west and southwest. A great many fled to Mexico.
After the first war ended in the 1540 or so time period, for the next six decades, little did the whites do to attempt to establish new fortifications in the Quebec and New York region. However, by 1603 the Ottoman Empire had been defeated by the whites of western europe, and the event led the whites to once again attempt to establish colonies in North America. England attempted to initiate colonies in the 1580s, but the Ottoman military (naval forces) was guarding the islands of England and Ireland. It was not the Spanish (Spanish Armada) who fought England. That is the event that halted the first English attempts to initiate a colony in North America. With the Ottoman's out of the way, the whites under English domination, invaded North America in full force and successfully established several colonies in North America, from Quebec to Florida.
Throughout the 17th century, the Mohegan and other Anishinabek (their confederation was known as the Wabanaki Confederation) bravely fought the invading whites using their primitive weapons. But the whites had superior weapons and had successfully established several military forts on Newfoundland and other islands off the eastern North American coast. In 1630, the white population in eastern North America was some 5,000. After the many wars between the Indians and whites and the use of plague warfare by the evil white race, had diminished by 1700, the white population had grown to well over 100,000. Mohegan soldiers participated in all wars between Indians and whites, throughout the 18th century. With the end of the war of 1812, the Mohegan were not recognized by the whites in what is now the United States, and most still continued to live in Canada where the whites set aside many reserves, where they live at today. In the United States, there is still an Mohegan Tribe (they be the Abenaki) but they do not get along with the United States, or they still claim much land in New England and New York. Many Mohegan people also fled to Mexico.
Anyway, a large group of Mohegan Anishinabek migrated into Texas and Mexico with all other Anishinabek. Today, there is one Mohegan Anishinabe Reservation in west Texas, near Eagle Pass. There is another Mohegan Reservation in the Mexican State of Coahuila, near the town of Muzquiz, Coahuila. It's settlements are named Nacimiento de los Indios. About 5 miles away is the other Anishinabe (Seminole) settlement named Nacimiento de los Negros. It is thus named because many of the Seminole living at Nacimiento de los Negros, are black. The Anishinabe Coahuila Reservation covers 17,352 acres. There is another Mohegan Reservation located in the Mexican State of Durango. Historically, they claim the Anishinabe Durango Reservation was eliminated but that is likely fabricated. The Anishinabe Durango Reservation is probably located in eastern Durango, east of the large Mexican city of Durango. It also covers 17,352 acres. Another Anishinabe Coahuila Reservation was established near Zaragoza, Coahuila. It covers over 78,000 acres. They also claim that the Reservation was eliminated but that is fabricated. It is either located about 30 miles south of the large Mexican city of Torreon, near the Zaragoza, Coahuila there, which is very near the Durango border, or it is located between Morelos and Zaragoza, Coahuila, which is very near Nacimiento.
There is also another Mohegan Anishinabe Mexican Reservation in the Mexican State of Sonora. It may cover over 29,000 acres, or it covers 238,000 acres. According to Martin J. Bentley who was an attourney for the Kickapoo Anishinabek and all other Anishinabe people of the Kansas-Oklahoma region, the Anishinabe Reservation in Sonora, Mexico covered 238,000 acres and was located in an enormous basin which was practically fenced in. It does and does not, resemble the Anishinabe Tamichopa Reservation in northeastern Sonora. It more resembles the entire Mexican State of Chihuahua which is covered by a vast basin and is surrounded by mountains. At the present time the Anishinabe people of Sonora, Mexico are still clinging on to their Anishinabe identity. Their Sonora Reservation is located about 70 miles south of the United States border.
After their Reservation was established in Sonora, it was reduced in size then increased in size by two Presidents of Mexico in the 20th century. Besides Tamichopa, other Anishinabe settlements in Sonora include Bacerac and Huachinera, as well as probably a couple of others. However, most of the citizens living in those settlements have lost their Anishinabe identity, excepting those at Tamichopa. Tamichopa has a current population of near 100 Anishinabe people who are clinging on to their Anishinabe identity. Throughout the tiny valley, from Huachinera to a few miles north of Bacerac, are many a farm. The valley is almost completely surrounded by mountains some of which are higher than 7,000 feet in elevation. There may be up to 10,000 to 15,000 people living on the Reservation. In Coahuila, the population of the two Anishinabe settlements is probably between 3,000 and 4,000. In reality, all of northern Mexico is an Anishinabe Reservation which was set aside by the whites during or after the 1910-1920 Mexican Civil War. However, through treaty agreements the Anishinabe people were forced to speak Spanish and then were forced to lose their Anishinabe identity. However, as we know from the Anishinabe Reservations in Coahuila and Sonora, there are still several thousand Mexican Anishinabe people clinging on to their Anishinabe Nationality.