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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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Located in the eastern part of Fort Peck Reservation, the Chippewa including the Assiniboine, and Flathead, city of Poplar has a population of 810 according to the 2010 census. Though at wikipedia it is stated that Poplar has 350 housing units, i can tell by looking at Poplar using google earth, that the city has closer to 800 to 900 housing units. Poplar is separated in two districts. The west part of Poplar is the largest, while the east is the smaller. Most of Poplar is not a part of Poplar. A google map of Poplar below will help you understand this confusing information. Click view larger map to see the city limits of Poplar, Montana. The map shows the real city limits of Poplar.
From north to south, the city is a good six blocks, and from west to east, it is a good 18 blocks. The Ojibwa including the Assiniboine, Blackfeet and Salish city of Poplar, has 352 housing units. The area surrounding the area that is considered Poplar, has around 500 to 550 housing units. The average housing unit size at Poplar is near 2.7 persons per housing unit. Indians make up 71.4% of the population. Mixed bloods make up 2.8% of the population. Whites make up 25.2% of the population. According to epodunk.com, Chippewa's make up 4% of the population of Poplar. That's around 40.
However, the real population of Poplar, is significantly higher because they don't include the areas adjacent to the city of Poplar. We have to use the population of the Poplar zip code area, to find out the correct population of the Poplar area. The population of Poplar's zip code area is 3,429. Indians make up 83.6% or 2,866 of the population, while whites make up 14.3% or 491 of the population. So the population of Poplar and the immediate area around Poplar, is over 3,000. Most of the whites probably live some distance from Poplar. Most of the Indians live in Poplar or adjacent to and near Poplar. The Indian population in and adjacent to Poplar, is probably close to 2,500. Poplar's zip code area covers 670 sq. mi. It's housing units number 1,159.
So the population in those areas adjacent to Poplar, is probably near 1,500 but within the area is a college so the population is higher. Enrollment at the Fort Peck Community College, is near 500. Including the areas not considered to be within the city limits of Poplar, the population is, as mentioned, over 3,000. The Chippewa population in those areas may be near 100. So around 140 to 150 Chippewa's are still clinging to their Anishinabe identity throughout the Poplar area. Few Salish or Flathead People, are clinging to their Salish identity at Fort Peck Reservation.
Blackfeet People who are really Ojibwa's, are also not clinging to their tribal identity at Poplar. Fort Peck Reservation was set aside for the Blackfeet People yet most of them don't know it. Fort Peck Reservation is not a Lakota Reservation. All treaties that created Fort Peck Reservation, included the Blackfeet who are really Ojibwa's. Other tribes include the Flathead, and the Assiniboine who are an admixture of Ojibwa and Lakota. There are a few businesses located in the city of Poplar but compared with the number of businesses located at Wolf Point, it is nowhere as near. Poplar has nearly the same population as Wolf Point but far fewer businesses. Elevation is 1,991 feet above sea level. Zip code is 59255. Below are several links to pictures of Poplar, Montana.