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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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Pine Bend, White Earth Reservation
This White Earth Reservation settlement has a history linked to the land allotments and a pastor who helped the Chippewa's who had been swindled out of their land. Either Rev. Duane Porter or his brother Scott Porter, told the Chippewa's who had lost their land allotments, to move to the Pine Bend Methodist Episcopal Church at Pine Bend where 80 acres had been set aside by the government. At the height of population around 100 people lived at Pine Bend. Today, the population of Pine Bend is 28 according to the 2010 census. There is about 16 housing units in the settlement which means the cdp (Census Designated Place) has a higher population. The population of Pine Bend may actually be closer to 40 to 50. When including mixed bloods (7% of the cdp's population), Native Americans (Native Americans account for 75% of the population) account for 82% of the cdp's population.
About half of the housing units are located along Reservation Highway 16, with the rest along Pine Bend Road. Pine Bend is 4 miles to the northwest of Rice Lake. It is located in what remains of the forest which covered that part of the Reservation. Now it is widely scattered in that region. The Chippewa's who moved to Pine Bend, originally lived further west but lost their land. They accepted the invitation to live near the church. Pine Bend covers 1.3 sq. mi. Elevation is 1,444 feet above sea level. Below is a google earth photo of Pine Bend, White Earth Reservation.
Pine Bend From Above