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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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Frog Lake Massacre
On April 2, 1885, a force of Anishinabe soldiers under the command of ogimak (leaders) Wandering Spirit and Little Bear or Imasees (he was possibly the famous Crazy Horse), approached the small white Alberta settlement of Frog Lake, then entered a home of a white man there and took him hostage. They then captured the remaining population of Frog Lake (around 70 whites), and took them to the towns church, while mass was in progress. There they dealt with a white man who refused to cooperate with them. He was killed. After gathering their hostages, they departed then eventually made the decision to kill 8 other whites. Their hatred for the backstabbing religion of Christianity was the driving force which led them to kill the 9 whites. After the conflict ended, Wandering Spirit was arrested along with 5 others, and all were executed by the whites for the Frog Lake massacre. Ogima Little Bear or Imasees, fled back down to his original homeland (Montana) after the war. He was never charged with any crime for his part in the Frog Lake Massacre. His father, ogima Big Bear (he refused to participate in the conflict according to some historians - however, he was the principle ogima), was arrested by the whites and sentenced to time in prison. Shortly after this massacre, scores of other Anishinabe soldiers commenced to launch raids on other nearby white Alberta settlements including Beaver Lake, Beaverhill Lake, Bear Hills, Lac St. Anne, and Saddle Lake. The white population of central and northern Alberta, was not that great at the time. They mainly pillaged those white settlements for food, weapons, and other supplies. The main focus of the Anishinabe military was in central Saskatchewan.