Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana


Located along the southeastern shores of Hudson Bay in Quebec, the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik has a population of 877 (Wha-pa-ma-goo-stu-i) according to the 2011 census and 657 (Kuujjuarapik) according to the same census. The community (Whapmagoostui) has 195 housing units and an average household size of 4.5 persons per housing unit. Around 765 continue to speak Anishinabe at Whapmagoostui. After Hudson Bay Company built a trading post at Whapmagoostui in 1820, many Odawah or Ottawa's, joined with the Chippewa's, and frequented the region. However, they confined themselves to the interior. Whapmagoostui did not became a dangerous location until relatively late. After the white confederation commenced to establishing trading posts in the interior after 1774, it took some while before they decided to build a trade post at Whapmagoostui. They first established trading posts in northwestern Canada and in central and northern Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. They were more interested in the Northwest Passage. In 1940, the whites may have forced many of the interior Chippewa's to relocate to Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuarapik. The region may have been a conflict zone. It was foreign Asians who first settled permanently in the Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuarapik region. It has climate conditions similar to Churchill but slightly cooler summers. It may be further south than Churchill but their summers are cooler. Kuujjuarapik is located in Nunavik. Below is a link to a picture of the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of Whapmagoostui-Kuujuarapik.

Photo of Whapmagoostui-Kuujuarapik

Free Book

The Algonquian Conquest of the Mediterranean Region of 11,500 Years Ago


2009-2019 Anishinabe-History.Com