Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
Chippewa's of the Thames First Nation
This band of Ojibway Indians live in extreme southern Ontario. Remember, they share their Reserve with Munsee-Delaware Ojibway's and Seneca (Oneida) Ojibways. Their on-Reserve population according to a 2018 estimate is 990. After War of 1812, Ojibway leaders of southern Ontario, ceded land to England and were left with a 223,386 hectare or 552,000 acre Reserve where Chippewa's of the Thames, Munsee-Delaware and Oneida Reserve is located. It became official in 1822. Munsee-Delawares supposedly settled on Chippewa's of the Thames Reserve in 1840. In 1967, these idiotic Munsee-Delawares did not follow prophecy and requested for separate Reserve. Also in 1840, some Assinica or Seneca Ojibway's from New York, were allowed to settle at this Chippewa's of the Thames Reserve. These Ojibway People of southern Ontario are Swan Creek and Black River Chippewa's. They originally lived in western Montana. That be where Swan River and Blackfoot River are located. Just east of Flathead Reservation, to Montana's plains where Great Falls is or north central Montana. They did not sign 1790's Treaty 2 because there was no 1790 Treaty 2. There was a war going on at that time. Ojibway People were fighting whites and it's ridiculous to even suspect that Ojibway leaders would cede such a large area of land in extreme southern Ontario. Those treaties for land in southern Ontario, before 1812, are bogus or didn't happen. Why? War of 1812. They were signed after War of 1812.
Between Detroit and Buffalo, a brutal war was fought in southern Ontario. Most of War of 1812's battles were fought in southern Ontario. Your not stupid. Ojibway Soldiers were stationed near Niagara River to try and halt a westward advance of whites. Many battles were fought near Niagara River. Ojibway Soldiers were also stationed in southern Michigan, especially near Fort Detroit. Ojibway People were using Lakes Eerie, Huron and Ontario to defend themselves. Many Ojibway People from Michigan and Ohio had fled to southern Ontario for that reason. Another location Ojibway People used was St Lawrence River. Many battles were fought in that region. Ojibway Soldiers were sent to New York to attack whites. What allowed Ojibway Soldiers to actually invade and attack whites in New York and also around Lake Champlain, was Adirondack Mountains. Also a smaller mountain range located north of Oneida Lake in New York. Ojibway Soldiers also used their navy (they had a navy) to attack whites along Lake Ontario's southern and eastern shores.
After War of 1812 ended, Ojibway leaders commenced to sign treaties which ceded land. Our interest is in July 8, 1822's Treaty 25. That treaty ceded land in southern Ontario and set aside a large Reserve. It includes three bogus 1790's treaties. Two from September 7, 1796 (one we have to use or keep) and one from May 19, 1790. July 8, 1822's Treaty 25 entire land area and September 7, 1796's entire western land area, is Chippewa of the Thames Reserve. It covers 552,000 acres or 862.5 sq. mi. or 223,386 hectares or 2,234 sq. km. This Reserve is to be shared by both Chippewas of the Thames and Canada. There are three Reserves that are affiliated with this Reserve. Of course, Caldwell Ojibways who left (they went to Point Pelee) Chippewa of the Thames Reserve, after knowing they had been lied to, Chenail Ecarte Reserve (probably Big Bear Creek Reserve) which Walpole Island Ojibways are from, Chippewas of the Thames Reserve which is this Reserves correct name and Moravian Delaware Reserve. September 7, 1796's eastern land area and 1792's Treaty 3 entire land area, along with May 19, 1790's entire treaty land area, were ceded, when Ojibway leaders signed July 8, 1822's Treaty 25.
Map of Chippewa's of the Thames Reserve