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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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October 21, 1876 Battle of Cedar Creek

In late October of 1876, close to 500 American Soldiers trekked up to where present day Glendive, Montana is located to spend a winter there or, establish an American presence in that part of Ojibway country. Those American movements were known of by Ojibway Soldiers who attempted to prevent an American wagon train of supplies from reaching Colonel Nelson Miles soldiers, who had established a temporary camp near Tongue river, on two occasions. One occurred on October 11 and another on October 15. Not too long after those two failed attacks on American wagon train supplies, Ojibway leaders sent two of their emissaries to negotiate with Americans about ending their part in Mullan Road War. After Colonel Miles met with those two emissaries, he agreed to meet with Ojibway leaders to negotiate.

Colonel Miles made it clear Americans would only accept surrender, after hearing that Ojibway leaders wanted to trade for ammunition and food. Since nothing was settled they agreed to meet again next day. During negotiations on Saturday October 21, 1876, Ojibway leaders became more aggressive and told their American enemies to leave their land and take their supply trains with them. Not long after negotiations ended a battle commenced, which Americans eventually dominated (they were well supplied with latest European weapons of war), which led Indians to retreat from their well armed enemy who followed them for some 42 miles. Battle of Cedar Creek was not major but more of a retreat. Indian casualties were 5 killed and an unknown number wounded. American casualties were only two wounded.

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