O'Chiese, O'Chiese First Nation
Located about 88 miles southwest of Edmonton, Alberta, and about 20 miles to the northwest of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, the Chippewa (Saulteaux) settlement of O'Chiese, was recently established. In the 1870s and 1880s, the Chippewa's of central Alberta and central and west central Saskatchewan, were extremely hostile towards the invading whites. I'm not certain, but some of the Chippewa's from central Alberta and central Saskatchewan, probably participated in the wars that occurred in the Montana region in the 1860s and 1870s. They did participate in the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. They be the Chippewa's from the Saulteaux First Nation of west central Saskatchewan and central Alberta. The O'Chiese Chippewa's refused to sign treaty six. They continued their defiance until 1950 when some commenced to negotiate with Canadian leaders and finally agreed to sign treaty six. They were set aside their Reserve. The total population of the O'Chiese settlement is 644. The total number of housing units in O'Chiese is 105, which means the average housing unit size at O'Chiese is over 6.0 persons per housing unit, which is not out of the ordinary for Chippewa settlements. Of the 644 citizens, only 315 speak Chippewa or Saulteaux. Using google earth to view O'Chiese is not possible because of blurred pictures, but i did use google earth to view roadviews of the O'Chiese region, which is heavily forested. Below are several links to pictures of the O'Chiese region (to the south by about ten miles and to the east by about 15 miles), which is a very beautiful region that resembles that of the Great Lakes region.