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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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June 8, 1878 Battle of South Mountain
It is considered by historians to have been a first battle of 1878s Bannock-Paiute War. However, that war was really an extention of an 1877 Anishinabe exodus to Canada and west to Idaho, Oregon and Washington, from Montana and Wyoming. Battle of South Mountain was a part of Mullan Road War. Above is a list of Mullan Road War battles. This battle was fought in Idaho about 20 miles southwest of Silver City, Idaho which is near Boise which is an Ojibway word meaning "to board." South Mountain is a mountain peak with a height of 7,801 feet above sea level. American Soldiers were searching for fleeing Anishinabek who were using Snake River to flee to north, south, and west. In response to hostile whites, Ojibway Soldiers launched raids in May and early June of 1878, which killed 12 white settlers. A force of 26 white militia was ordered to attack Anishinabe People who carried out those depredations. In a minor battle known as Battle of South Mountain, those 26 white militia drove off an Anishinabe military force. They fled to eastern Oregon, near Blue Mountains and south and west. White casualties in that battle were 2 killed and 3 wounded. A total of 17 whites were killed and wounded in this battle including 12 white settlers. 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.