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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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Muscowpetung First Nation


It is one of four Ojibway communities located around Qu'Appelle Lakes. Qu'Appelle is pronounced as "Qu-Pel." Some think it is French while others think it is Algonquin. Muscowpetung has a population of 296 according to 2015 census. That does not include Muscowpetung citizens living in white communities. Since they are surrounded by numerous white communities, most of Ojibways have moved to white communities. Chippeways have four Reserves which make up their Qu'Appelle Lakes Reserve. Pasqua, Piapot, and Standing Buffalo are them other three. Originally, Muscowpetung and Pasqua made up Qu'Appelle Lakes Reserve. Piapot and Standing Buffalo were added later for reasons. Piapot and Standing Buffalo Districts, were probably added on for Montana Saulteaux Ojibways. Below is a map of Qu'Appelle Lakes Reserve. They have close relations with Crooked Lakes Reserve, Carry the Kettle Reserve, File Hills Reserve and Touchwood Hills Reserve which includes Day Star, Gordon, Kawacatoose and Muskowekwan. They also have close ties to Alberta, British Columbia and Montana Ojibways. More historical information is below google earth photos of this Ojibway Reserve..



Muscowpetung - Pasqua - Piapot - Standing Buffalo


Reserve Map


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Pasqua or Echo Valley Park Road Closeup

Pasqua or Echo Valley Park Road Closeup

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Pasqua or Echo Valley Park Road Closeup

Standing Buffalo Road Closeup

Standing Buffalo Road Closeup

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Standing Buffalo Road Closeup

History


After that 1876-1877 War in Montana, 10,000s of Montana Saulteaux Ojibways fled up to southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. They settled around them Cypress Hills. Canada did not want a large Indian population living in southwestern Saskatchewan and southern Alberta. Land in that location was prairie land and highly sought after. They coerced many to relocate to central and southeastern Saskatchewan, where land was covered by a great many lakes and forests. I suspect Canada set aside a large Reserve which included Touchwood Hills Reserve, Last Mountain Reserve, Qu'Appelle Reserve, Files Hills Reserve, Crooked Lakes Reserve, and Fishing Lake Reserve. In 1885, Canada broke treaty and a war followed. Chief Kinistin led many Ojibway People to northern Manitoba and northern Saskatchewan and to what is now Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Chief Little Bear and other Saulteaux Ojibway leaders, led large numbers of Ojibway People to northern Alberta and northern British Columbia. From there, they migrated to Yukon and further west.



A small area between Pasqua and Standing Buffalo Districts, has been set aside to be a provincial park. It is Echo Valley Provincial Park which was established in 1960. It covers 654 hectares or 1,616 acres. Supposedly, total size of all 4 Reserves and that park which was (is) a part of this Reserve which are really one, is 43,339 hectares or 107,093 acres. However, it is really 214 sq. mi. or 555.4 sq. km. Largest District is Piapot. Chief Piapot led many Ojibways to Qu'Appelle Lakes Reserve, from Carry The Kettle Reserve in 1880s. Smallest is Standing Buffalo. Total population living on Reserve, is 1,953.



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