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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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Twin Lakes CDP, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
This CDP (Census Designated Place) is located almost adjacent to and west of the western shores of South Twin Lake. It covers about 5.0 sq. mi. The population is 149 according to the 2010 census. Indians make up 66% of the population (98) but 74% (110) when including Mexicans and mixed bloods. It's located in Little Elbow Township. Ojibwa housing units are located just west of South Twin Lake along BIA Road 8, BIA Road 71, Road 104 which leads to South Twin Lake, and along Highway 4. Only the cluster of housing units along Road 104 resemble a community. The Ojibwa housing units are located between the eastern shores of Snyder Lake and BIA Road 8. There are about 45 housing units. About 18 are mobile homes. Since there are at least 45 housing units, the Indian population may be a bit larger than 98. Ojibwa communities usually have average household sizes larger than that of the whites. It's normal for Ojibwa average household sizes to range from 3.5 persons per household, to over 5.0 persons per household. So the Indian population could be closer to 150. A resort (Elk Horn Resort and Campgrounds) is located at Twin Lakes CDP which means the population increases during the summer months. There are over 75 housing units along the western shores and southern shores of South Twin Lake, where Elk Horn Resort and Campgrounds are located. Naytahwaush is located a few miles to the north.
Historically, it is thought that the Mille Lacs Chippewa's were relocated to this location of White Earth Reservation including the area around Gull Lake. However, the United States Deported many Montana Ojibwa's to Minnesota. It was not the Chippewa's from Mille Lacs who were Deported to the Gull Lake and Twin Lakes region. It was the Montana Ojibwa's who were Deported to the Gull Lake and Twin Lakes region. According to the December 4, 1902 Minneapolis Journal, the Mille Lacs Chippewa's were going to soon arrive to the Gull Lake and Twin Lakes region and take up allotments. At that same time, chief Rocky Boy was negotiating with American representatives about finding land for the Montana Little Shell Chippewa's. Naytahwaush was also settled by Montana Ojibwa's. Below are several google earth photos of Twin Lakes CDP, Mahnomen County, Minnesota.