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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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Thunderchild First Nation & History


Located near the Saulteaux First Nation (both Reserves are really the same Reserve) is the Thunderchild First Nation, which is one of the many settlements of the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation. It was supposedly established in the 1880's. In 1908-1909, the Thunderchild Reserve was supposedly eradicated and the citizens forced to move to where the present day Jackfish Lake Saulteaux and Moosomin communities are, and about 35 miles to the northwest where a new community was set aside. It wasn't just the Thunderchild who lost their Reserve in 1909, the Moosomin Reserve was also eradicated and their citizens forced to relocate with the Thunderchild. The 1908-1909 relocations, coincide with the Montana Chippewa's being forced to relocate to the Blackfeet Reservation, which could indicate many Montana Chippewa's were deported to the Thunderchild Reserve. Originally, the Thunderchild and Moosomin Reserves were connected and located a few miles northwest of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. We know the Thunderchild are Saulteaux. In fact, they are the Saulteaux from Jackfish Lake.



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