Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Moose Mountain First Nation
This well kept secret is located in southeastern Saskatchewan. It is also known as the Moose Mountain Plateau. The Moose Mountain Plateau is very similar to the Turtle Mountain Plateau of North Dakota and Manitoba. The Moose Mountain Plateau covers around 450 sq. mi., or 1,165 sq. km. In the late 19th century, Canada reached treaty agreements with the Chippewa's and some Lakota's, about setting aside the plateau as a Reserve. In 1877, an agreement was reached with the White Bear Chippewa's led by ogima (chief) Wa-bi-ma-kwa, which established the White Bear First Nation. A couple of years later, more agreements were reached with the Ocean Man and Pheasant Rump Chippewa's and Lakota's, which established their First Nations. The Ocean Man and Pheasant Rump Reserves, were located in the western part of the Moose Mountain Plateau, while the White Bear Reserve was set aside in the eastern part of the Moose Mountain Plateau. The entire plateau was set aside to be an Anishinabe Reserve. That changed in 1901 when Canada forced the Ocean Man and Pheasant Rump Chippewa's and Lakota's, to cede their Reserve and amalgamate (forced them to relocate to the White Bear Reserve) with the White Bear Chippewa's.
The Canadian actions were illegal and broke treaty agreements. However, they did reach an agreement with some Lakota's (they were really Chippewa's with a few Lakota's) in 1986, in which they again recognized the Pheasant Rump Reserve. They excluded the Chippewa's. Read the seven fires prophecy to learn why! In 1992, the Canadians purchased 7,966 hectares or 19,684 acres, and granted the Pheasant Rump Reserve, Reserve status. Ocean Man Reserve also gained Reserve status in 1992. Ocean Man Reserve proves the Moose Mountain Reserve extended much further to the west, which means the Moose Mountain Reserve is actually larger. Don't bother searching the internet to learn if the Ocean Man, Pheasant Rump, and White Bear First Nations are Chippewa! They are! For 90 years the Chippewa's who lived in the western part of the Moose Mountain Reserve, have lived at the White Bear Reserve. They knew they stood a better chance of getting government money if they claimed they were Cree and Lakota. Read the seven fires prophecy!
That is not well with the Chippewa's who are descended from the Ocean Man and Pheasant Rump Reserves. Anyway, it's better to continue to claim the entire Moose Mountain Plateau as an Anishinabe Reserve. The forest that covers the plateau, is evidence of an old forest which covered the plains of southeastern Saskatchewan. Moose Mountain Plateau is 80 miles northeast of Montana. Exactly how much of southeastern Saskatchwan was covered by a forest in the 19th century, is hidden. However, in some special locations in southeastern Saskatchwan, are areas where forests exist.
At the current time, only the White Bear Reserve and Pheasant Rump Reserve, are within the Moose Mountain Plateau. The Pheasant Rump Reserve is located in the extreme western part of the plateau, while the White Bear Reserve is located deep in the eastern part of the Moose Mountain Plateau. Ocean Man Reserve is located just west of the Moose Mountain Plateau. The Moose Mountain First Nation is the entire Moose Mountain Plateau. The location is sacred to the Chippewa's and Lakota's. It covers 1,165 sq. km., or 450 sq. mi. The population is 1,083. Below are pictures of the forest on the Moose Mountain Plateau which is located on the plains of southeastern Saskatchewan.