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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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Fishing Lake First Nation & History
This band of Saskatchewan Chippewa Indians, has a history that may indicate they had problems negotiating with the whites. Their First Nation was possibly established when ogima Yellow Quill signed Treaty 1 in 1871, at Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba. However, the band eventually separated into three independant bands, which could indicate some discontent was being felt by many of the Chippewa Indians under ogima Yello Quill's leadership. Ogima Yellow Quill also signed an adhesion to Treaty 4. A mysterious event occurred which resulted in this band of Chippewa Indians leaving their homes in the Portage la Prairie region of southern Manitoba, to move to southern Saskatchewan, just before 1885, where they now live. Many were led north into the caribou hunting lands of the Chipewyan by chief Kinistin. Some may have originally lived in Montana. They were forced out of Montana after their leaders followed the Seven Fires Prophecy and commenced an exodus to the west. The United States stopped it but the Chippewa's then fled up to Alberta and Saskatchewan. Fishing Lake First Nation covers 4,004.40 hectares or 9,885 acres. Below is a map of this Reserve which is related to Yellow Quills of the Blue Quills.