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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 May 1853 Cocopah Campaign


After the Battle of San Luis, Captain Samuel P. Heintzelman attempted to reach a peace with the Anishinabe people of the southern Arizona and southern California region, who actually requested for a peace negotiation. A Yuma leader acted as a go between but he was not capable of having the Anishinabe ogimak who led the war, agreeing to negotiate a peace. Heintzelman demanded that the Anishinabe ogimak negotiate a peace within 10 days or he would launch a military campaign, but that did not materialize. Heintzelman then led around 100 American soldiers north of the Colorado River, to commence raiding. Anishinabe ogimak learned of the advancing American soldiers and evacuated their villages. Heintzelman continued the expedition on up to the Utah Territory (that was possibly where the Anishinabe Nation was organizing the war plans) but grew weary then returned back to Fort Yuma.



In May of the next year (1853), Anishinabe ogimak grew extremely enraged with the Indian allies of the whites. They ordered their soldiers to launch attacks on the villages of the Indian allies of the whites. Anishinabe soldiers laid siege to three villages of the Indian allies of the whites, killing 15 of the inhabitants and capturing 12. They then attacked the camp of chief Jose Maria who was possibly hired by the whites to work as a spy. They killed 3 men and 23 women and children. They then fled into the mountains of northern Mexico, then their Indian and white enemies, gathered to prepare for a campaign against them. The campaign resulted in 14 Anishinabek being killed. After this, the Americans made the decision to protect their Indian allies, and started to request a peace between the Anishinabe Nation and the Indian allies of the whites. The Americans had accomplished their goal of establishing their presence in the Yuma region. However, the Anishinabe Nation was yet on their own. Their Indian enemies would eventually learn that they made a horrible decision. Though the United States won the war, Anishinabe people continued to live freely in the desert of Arizona and California, and in California's southern mountains.





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