Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
Fort Yates, Standing Rock-Cheyenne River Reservation
This city is located on the Standing Rock Reservation, which is in North Dakota and South Dakota. It has a history which goes back to 1863 when the United States, probably in an alliance with those Lakotas who considered the whites their allies and the Anishinabek their enemy, was allowed to build a fort at this location. It would be extremely unsafe for the Lakotas who chose to side with the whites and the whites, until the late 1870s. The area around what is now Fort Yates, was important to the Anishinabe people who had long subjugated the Dakotas or Lakotas, and offered to protect them. Those Dakotas or Lakotas, who continued to ally with the Anishinabek, stood strongly with their Anishinabe allies when the whites invaded in full force in the mid 1860s. They were extremely enraged to learn their fellow Indian brethren were helping the evil white race exterminate their own race and did as instructed, and punished the whites and Dakotas in the most horrific of manners.
Today, the city of Fort Yates supposedly has a population of 228 but it is much larger. Using google earth i counted over 500 housing units in the settlement. The real population is 1,961. About a mile west of the main city of Fort Yates is the west part of Fort Yates. Native Americans account for 93% of the city's population. Whites account for 5% of the population. Mixed bloods account for 1% of the population, while Hispanics account for 4% of Fort Yates population. There is a total of 78 housing units in the city (again using google earth i counted over 500 housing units in Fort Yates), which gives the city an average household size of 3.0 persons per housing unit. It is closer to 4.0 persons per housing unit. Fort Yates is the largest settlement on the Standing Rock Reservation. It is not Mclaughlin.
An intersting fact about Fort Yates, is the city's poverty level. Evidently only 14% of the city's citizens live below the poverty line. It is an exception for Native American settlements. You can tell by looking at the google earth photos provided, that Fort Yates is in fact doing well economically. It was from Fort Yates when the whites hired an Indian assassin to assassinate the Anishinabe ogima Sitting Bull. That occurred in December of 1890, after the evil white race started to utilize the filthy 1887 Dawes Act. Ogima Sitting Bull was going to meet with ogima Bigfoot, then travel to the home of Red Cloud, to hold discussions about the illicit American actions which were intended to eradicate Native American Reservations. However, the white Indian murdered him and ogima Bigfoot and up to 200 of his followers, were massacred at Wounded Knee. Just another of a long line of cowardly acts committed by the whites against their mighty Native American fathers.
After the white Indian assassinated ogima Sitting Bull, they buried Sitting Bull in Fort Yates. However, many claim that they moved ogima Sitting Bull to another grave near Mobridge, South Dakota. If in fact Sitting Bull was Anishinabe, i think it is very appropriate to find his grave and move it to the land where he was born and raised, which is around the Winnipeg, Manitoba region. The settlement is situated next to the Missouri River. The Missouri is over one mile in width there which means it has a cooling and warming effect on the settlement. Below are several links to photos of the beautiful Anishinabe-Dakota city of Fort Yates.