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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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July 8, 1878 Battle of Birch Creek
Historians claim that Battle of Birch Creek was a part of 1878s Bannock-Paiute War but it was just an extension of an 1877 Anishinabe exodus. This battle was fought in Oregon after Ojibway People reached eastern Oregon using using Snake River. It was a part of an American military expedition to stop an Anishinabe exodus to Oregon. Battle of Birch Creek was a part of Mullan Road War. Above is a list of Mullan Road War battles. Battle of Birch Breek was fought about 30 miles south of present day Pendleton, Oregon on Monday July 8, 1878. A force of nearly 500 American Soldiers led by Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, attacked either a force of Ojibway Soldiers or an Anishinabe village. They succeeded in driving them off. White casualties in that minor battle were 1 killed and 4 wounded. Anishinabe casualties were higher. Though American Soldiers commenced to pursue fleeing Anishinabek, they ended their pursuit as a result of rugged terrain (them Blue Mountains). However, their Indian allies (Anishinabe people must remember they were Umatillas) took over pursuit for their white allies and attacked a camp of Anishinabek and killed 17 and captured 25. Some surrendered later on and were relocated to the Warm Springs Reservation. Ojibway People were probably moving to Malheur Reservation in eastern Oregon which at that time was quite large. Malheur Reservation was eradicated in 1882 and 1883 by corrupt American leadership that did not want Ojibway People dominating Malheur Reservation. Large numbers of Montana Ojibways forced their way to eastern Oregon, from southwest Montana. Burns or Harney (it was located on Malheur Reservation then), Oregon, is some 140 miles west of Boise, Idaho.