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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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The April 23, 1859 Battle of Deception
With a series of defeats being inflicted on them, the Americans tried a different approach in this the Mohave War. Lieutenant Colonel Hoffman requested from the United States War Department, for an additional 600 soldiers, which was approved. On April 19, 1859, Lieutenant Colonel Hoffman and over 600 American soldiers, reached Beale's Crossing and established a camp nearby. A few days later (April 23, 1859), Colonel Hoffman paid a visit to Anishinabe ogimak, at some of their nearby villages, to hold peace negotiations with them. While Colonel Hoffman was holding negotiations with several important Anishinabe ogimak, he used an American tactic of old and abducted the important Anishinabe ogimak. All 9 important Anishinabe ogimak were taken to Fort Yuma and imprisoned. Now the Anishinabe people had to put the welfare of Government first.
While their Governments important ogimak (leaders) were imprisoned, other Anishinabe ogimak refused to send their soldiers out to war upon the nearby whites. They first had to attempt to negotiate with the white American terrorists before they could actually war upon the invading whites. That they did. It did not work out so they planned to attempt to rescue their Governments priniciple ogimak. The rescue attempt occurred in late June of 1859. While the rescue attempt occurred, 2 were killed. However, 3 actually made it back to their villages and agreed with the other Anishinabe ogimak that they should send their soldiers out to war upon the invading whites. A force of Anishinabe soldiers attacked the American camp near Beale's Crossing (historians claim they attacked a mail station), which resulted in the Americans launching raids on the Anishinabe villages in the region.