Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
Long Plain First Nation
This Saulteaux Ojibway First Nation is a part of the Kinistin Band of Ojibwa's. Population according to 2011 census, is 1,078. That does not include off-Reserve population. Below are several google earth photos of Long Plain Reserve. They have no organized settlements at Long Plain. All housing units which number 320, are located along roads within the Reserve. Average household size is 3.5 persons per household. Ojibwa is yet spoken at Long Plain yet not widely. Around 235 or so people at Long Plain, have some knowledge of Ojibwa.
Chief Paul or Chief Okanese?
Neither. According to historians, chief Jean Baptiste Lolo (aka chief Paul or St. Paul) was an off-spring of chief Michael Ooskins Cardinal or chief Okanese. However, they reported that chief Paul was born in 1798. They reported that chief Michael Ooskins Cardinal or chief Okanese, was born sometime between 1795-1837. His father was Jacques Cardinal. He moved west in the late 18th century with Northwest Fur Company and Hudson Bay Fur Company. He settled down to live in what is now the Jasper National Park region of Alberta including land in British Columbia and along Bow River in Alberta and also where the O'Chiese Ojibwa's live. That includes land where Blood and Piikani Reserves are, in southern Alberta. After Northwest Fur Company went out of business, HBC then became attractive to chief Paul and chief Okanese. Chief Paul moved to near what is now Kamloops, British Columbia and was considered chief by HBC who used him or bought him. Chief Okanese moved from the Bow River region in Alberta with his Saulteaux Ojibwa subjects, to southwestern Manitoba. They settled down near what is now Riding Mountain (it's really Rocky Mountain House) National Park or Jasper National Park. He kept business with HBC or was bought by HBC. He was considered chief by HBC. However, Ojibway leaders did not recognize any of the off-spring of Jacques Cardinal as chiefs. Below are the off-spring of Jacques Cardinal:
Jean Baptiste Lolo (aka chief Paul or St. Paul, Lolo and Okanese)
Michael Ooskins Cardinal or chief Okanese (it means Little Bone in Ojibway)
As mentioned, none of them were recognized by Ojibway leaders as chiefs. What Ojibway leaders recognized, was each one worked for HBC or the whites who used them to corrupt the Ojibway Nation. Chief Paul was recognized as leader of the British Columbia Ojibwa's (the Shuswap) by HBC but not Ojibway leaders. Chief Paul's influence extended down to near what is now Lolo, Montana which is named after him. Chief Paul along with the other idiotic Paul's of Montana, are traitors. HBC considered chief Paul the leader of the Ojibwa's from California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia up to Yukon and Northwest Territory. Chief Okanese was considered chief of the Ojibwa's from Montana, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, Manitoba up to Northwest Territories, by HBC. Since each worked for the whites, they certainly did not fight the whites. Worse, they were strict Christians which enraged Ojibway Traditionalists. These idiotic Paul's actually signed treaties on behalf of HBC which means none of those treaties are valid.
Chief Yellow Quill or Chief Kinistin?
Chief Kinistin was pivotal in leading many Ojibway People from southern Manitoba including near Selkirk and Winnipeg, north to the caribou lands (from Alberta to Manitoba) of the Chipewyan. Chief Kinistin was apparently a sub-chief of chief Yellow Quill. During the late 1860s, chief Yellow Quill stationed many Ojibwa Soldiers at Portage la Prairie to prevent the whites and mixed bloods from Red River Colony, from expanding west. He wanted to negotiate a fair treaty. That happened in the late 1860s yet didn't become formal until August 3, 1871 and August 21, 1871, when treaties 1 and 2 were signed. It's very obvoius that chiefs Yellow Quill and Kinistin, did not accept treaty terms. They signed treaty yet after understanding they were lied to, they followed prophecy. Treaty 4 is actually a treaty that went further to violate treaties 1 and 2. After chief Okanese died in 1870 (chief Paul died in 1868), his son chief Mekis was appointed chief by HBC. Chief Mekis signed Treaty 2 on August 21, 1871. They were set aside land between Dauphin Lake, Duck Mountain National Park and Riding Mountain (aka Rocky Mountain House or Riding Mountain House) National Park or Jasper National Park. A very large Reserve chiefs Yellow Quill and Kinistin negotiated for. However, in response to Ojibway chiefs understanding they had been lied to, England used bribery to force another treaty. That treaty was Treaty 4. Chief Keeseekoowenin, who was chief Mekis brother, took money for that fraudulent treaty signed on September 9, 1875. Chief Mekis was dead before Treaty 4 was signed so HBC used his brother Keeseekoowenin. Chief Yellow Quill and chief Kinistin, obviously rejected English demands. Read Treaty 1 and 2 text. White policy was to bribe Indian leaders to cede Indian land. Many of those Indian leaders had some degree of white blood, as did chiefs Keeseekowenin and Mekis. Below is an excerpt from Treaty 1:
For each Chief who signed the treaty, a dress distinguishing him as Chief. (proof they were not chiefs)
For braves and for councillors of each Chief a dress; it being supposed that the braves and councillors will be two for each Chief.
For each Chief, except Yellow Quill, a buggy.
For the braves and councillors of each Chief, except Yellow Quill, a buggy.
In lieu of a yoke of oxen for each reserve, a bull for each, and a cow for each Chief; a boar for each reserve and a sow for each Chief, and a male and female of each kind of animal raised by farmers, these when the Indians are prepared to receive them.
A plough and a harrow for each settler cultivating the ground.
These animals and their issue to be Government property, but to be allowed for the use of the Indians, under the superintendence and control of the Indian Commissioner.
The buggies to be the property of the Indians to whom they are given.
The above contains an inventory of the terms concluded with the Indians.
So you can detect deceit when deceit is visible. Neither chief Keeseekoowenin nor his brother chief Mekis, had any power to act on behalf of any district of the Ojibwa's of southern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan. What happened in 1871, was England agreeing to set aside a large area of land in southwestern Manitoba and adjacent southeastern Saskatchewan, to be an Ojibway Reserve. White surveyors already knew what the productivity of the land in those locations was. They knew the regions where Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain National Park are, were not suited to agriculture.
In southwestern Saskatchewan, a major predicament happened in 1877. In that year, 10,000s of Montana Ojibwa's fled up north to the Cypress Hills of Alberta and Saskatchewan. English leaders did not want a large Indian population living in that location as a result of the productivity of the land in that location. Large numbers of Ojibway People were forced to relocate west to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and to southeast Saskatchewan. That is why there is that deliberate confusion going on now in southeastern Saskatchewan. Instead of those Reserves all being Ojibway, there is that confusion we have to deal with. Most of the Indians who live on Indian Reserves in southeastern Saskatchewan, can probably trace their origins to Montana.
Chief Yellow Quill was chief of the Portage Band of Long Plain Ojibwa's. Long before he became ogima, HBC considered chief Black Robe chief of the Portage Band. After Black Robe bit the dust, HBC appointed his son Pak-kwa-ki-kun chief of the Portage Band. Portage la Praire was adjacent to the land belonging to these Ojibway People. And Portage la Praire was within Red River Colony. None of the so called chiefs from Black Robes family, were considered chiefs by the Ojibwa Nation. In 1851, chief Pak-kwa-ki-kun supposedly negotiated a treaty with Red River Colony in which he added land onto the colony. Supposedly Red River Colony or Pak-kwa-ki-kun was granted a 717 acre Reserve adjacent to Cresent Lake per treaty agreements. It stayed that way until 1870. After chief Pak-kwa-ki-kun died in the early 1860s, ogima Yellow Quill assumed control. That may have happened during the 1862 Minnesota Indian War in which Ojibway Soldiers attacked that part of Red River Colony, located in Minnesota and North Dakota, or shortly after. Sometime in the late 1860s, chief Yellow Quill stationed many Ojibway Soldiers at Portage la Prairie to prevent the whites and mixed bloods from Red River Colony, from expanding west. He wanted to negotiate that fair treaty or Treaty 1 and Treaty 2. English leaders did not honor treaty. In 1872, Short Bear who was Pak-kwa-ki-kuns son, commenced to start trouble. He wanted recognition as being chief. He only got that from the whites who put him in power. He came chief of Long Plain in 1876. Long Plain is a part of Kinistin's Band of Ojibwa's. Below are the Southeastern Kinistin Reserves.
Kinistin Band of Ojibway
Cote (Keeseekoose Reserve)
Ebb & Flow
Carry The Kettle (aka Piapot)
Cowessess (Crooked Lakes Reserve)
Crane River (aka O'Chi-chak-ko-sippi)
Day Star (Touchwood Hills Reserve)
Gordon (Touchwood Hills Reserve)
James Smith (originally lived at St. Peters Reserve)
Kahkewistahaw (Crooked Lakes Reserve)
Kawacatoose (Touchwood Hills Reserve)
Keeseekoose (Keeseekoose Reserve)
Little Black Bear (File Hills Reserve)
Muscowpetung (Qu'Appele Lakes Reserve)
Muskoday (originally lived at St. Peters Reserve)
Muskowekwan or Mus-skow-i-gan (Touchwood Hills Reserve)
Ochapowace (Crooked Lakes Reserve)
Okanese (File Hills Reserve)
Pasqua (Qu'Appelle Lakes Reserve)
Peepeekisis (File Hills Reserve)
Peguis (originally lived at St. Peters Reserve)
Piapot (aka Carry The Kettle - Qu'Appelle Lakes Reserve)
Sakimay (Crooked Lakes Reserve)
The Key (Keeseekoose Reserve)
Sapotaweyak (originally a part of Swan River Reserve or Keeseekoose)
Standing Buffalo (Qu'Appelle Lakes Reserve)
Wuskwi Sipihk (originally a part of Swan River Reserve or Keeseekoose)