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Frog Lake First Nation


Located in central Alberta, not too far from Saskatchewan, is the Anishinabe Frog Lake First Nation. There are three Reserves which make up this First Nation. Total area is 18,941 hectares or 46,804 acres. The Reserve population is 1,613. Economic conditions must be good at Frog Lake. Agriculture is probably keeping the citizens there.



Large numbers of Montana Chippewa's fled up to the Cypress Hills region and further north after the Black Hills War. White historians claim it was the Dakota and Nez Perce who fled but it was really the Chippewa's who first fled to the west (read the Seven Fires Prophecy) into Idaho, Oregon, and Washington but the United States stopped the westward exodus, which resulted in 10,000s of Chippewa's and other Montana Indians, fleeing up to Alberta and Saskatchewan.



Most settled around the Cypress Hills but many others fled up further north to where the Saulteaux Communities including the Moosomin, Thunderchild, and others are located and on in to central Saskatchewan. The whites did not want the large Indian population living around the Cypress Hills and forced many to relocate to eastern and northern Saskatchewan and even Manitoba, and obviously central and northern Alberta. They merged with the northern Ojibwa's or the Muskego or Muskegowuk which means Swampy People in Anishinabe. The whites commenced to calling the northern most Ojibwa's the Swampy Cree long ago. Both the Plains Cree and Woodland Cree are extensions of the northern most Ojibwa's or the Swampy People. Ogimak Big Bear and Sitting Bull, led them up to Canada. After 1900, ogmia Little Bear helped many landless Montana Chippewa's settle down on some Saskatchewan Reserves.



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