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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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Battle of Stone Houses
After the Fort Parker Massacre, a short period of peace came but on November 10, 1837, a battle was fought near where present day Windthorst, Texas is located, directly as a result of an incident which occurred in October of 1837. In October of 1837, a force of Anishinabe soldiers launched a raid on Fort Smith. In response to the Anishinabe assault on Fort Smith, a force of Texas Rangers, probably armed with revolvers, was ordered to pursue the Anishinabe soldiers who had attacked Fort Smith. That be on the 13th of October, or some 3 days after the Anishinabe soldiers attacked Fort Smith. During the pursuit, the Texas Rangers became quarrelsome with each other, which led to the force breaking up in to two groups. The dispute among the Texas Rangers was over losing the trail of the Anishinabe soldiers. One group of the Texas Rangers, actually discovered the trail of the fleeing Anishinabe soldiers near the Brazos River.
After resuming the trail which the Anishinabe soldiers were fleeing on, the Texas Rangers eventually caught up to them on November 10, 1837, and one of their own, initiated the battle by killing one of the Anishinabe ogimak (chiefs), which led to the Anishinabe soldiers attacking the small force of Texas Rangers who had no choice but to abandon their horses to flee to a nearby ravine for protection. Seeing their white enemy flee into the ravine, Anishinabe commanders ordered their soldiers to set the grass around the ravine on fire to force the white soldiers out. It worked out very well for the Anishinabe soldiers. At least 4 of the white soldiers were killed before the fire began, and 6 more were killed after they attempted to escape from the inferno around them. The remaining 8 white soldiers were lucky to have made it to a settlement on the Sabine River on November 27. They had no horses and probably traveled by night. Anishinabe casualties were 2 killed.