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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 Frenchman's Butte
This battle was fought on May 28, 1885, in extreme western Saskatchewan, not too far from Alberta. Former Major General Thomas Bland Strange, raised a force of several hundred white civilians and RCMP in southern Alberta, and was reinforced by an additional force of several hundred Canadian soldiers. A total of 1,000 white soldiers (that includes civilians) was eventually assembled to combat the few remaining Anishinabe people still waging a war against the white invaders. These Anishinabe people originally lived in Montana. They were enraged with the whites who had promised them the huge Reserve known as Treaty 6, and the deliberate slaughter of the bison and other wildgame that roamed their land, and the use of plague warfare against them. On May 28, 1885, the large white military force reached Frenchman's Butte, where a force of 200 Anishinabe soldiers led by ogima Wandering Spirit, waited on top the hill. Another smaller force of Anishinabe soldiers led by ogima Little Poplar, was with the women and children, in their camp a couple of miles from the eventual battle. After the white military force reached the hill, they commenced to battle the brave Anishinabe soldiers. For several hours the battle raged on, but it was clear to Strange that the Anishinabe soldiers were getting the best of his larger force. Strange called for a retreat back to the site of old Fort Pitt. It was another Anishinabe victory. Casualties in the battle were very light. The Anishinabe soldiers suffered a few wounded, as did the white soldiers.