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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 Cut Knife
On May 2, 1885, a force of supposedly only 50 Anishinabe soldiers (that includes Nakoda Anishinabek) under the command of ogima Fine Day, battled a much larger Canadian military force of some 350 soldiers, who had at least one machine gun (gatlin gun), and defeated them. The location of the battle was just west of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, near Cut Knife Creek, Saskatchewan. On May 2, 1885, Lieutenant Colonel Otter led his 350 soldiers to the location of an Anishinabe camp, which had about 1,500 people living there. While crossing a marsh, an old Anishinabe man heard the approach of the Canadian military force and alerted the camp. Shortly afterwards, the white soldiers commenced to bombing the camp with their howitzers, and using the gatlin gun. Almost immediately, an evacuation of the camp followed. Since there were nearby ravines, many of the women and children were led to them by the men, who knew the ravines offered them protection, while many more of the other men commenced to fight the Canadian soldiers. It was not the day the Canadian military force thought it would be. They may have had the superior weapons but they were eventually driven off by ogima Fine Day's brave soldiers who had a limited supply of weapons. In fact, some historians claim that if Colonel Otter had not called for the retreat, his force may have been annihilated. Ogima Poundmaker requested from ogima Fine Day, that the white soldiers be allowed to leave without his soldiers continuing the battle. White casualties in the battle were 8 killed and 14 wounded. Anishinabe casualties were 5 killed and 3 wounded.