Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Muskoday First Nation
This Anishinabe community is located close to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The First Nation was established in 1876 after ogima John Smith signed a treaty in which the First Nation was created. It is a part of the Chippewa Fishing Lakes Reservation. John Smith was one of six Smith brothers who led many Chippewa's to southeastern Manitoba. Historians claim they originally lived near Winnipeg, Manitoba. The St. Peters Reserve was supposedly located a few miles northeast of Winnipeg, near Selkirk. They are brainwashing these Chippewa's. They actually think they are Cree. No Cree or northern Chippewa's, lived in extreme southern Manitoba. Southern Manitoba was Pembina Chippewa land. A few Lakota people lived there as well. Then there was the St. Peters Mission at what is now the Great Falls, Montana region. I suspect the Chippewa's from Muskoday were a part of the Chippewa Exodus from Montana, to Alberta and Saskatchewan. That happened in 1877. However, the year before (1876) a war was initiated by the United States against the Montana Chippewa's. John Smith was possibly one of the first Chippewa leaders from Montana, to lead scores of Chippewa's up to the Cypress Hills. Canada refused to allow the Chippewa's to remain in the Cypress Hills. I suspect they set aside the large Fishing Lakes Reservation to coerce them to relocate away from the Cypress Hills, to southeastern Saskatchewan. The whites wanted the prairie land. Muskoday is obviously very closely related to the James Smith Chippewa community. The population of Muskoday is 599 according to the 2011 census.