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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 1860-1881 Mullan Road War


This war was actually a part of Snake River War and Red Clouds War (1860s) and Black Hills War and Nez Perce War (1870s). Historically, whites claim they built Mullan Road. However, it was originally an Indian road built by Anishinabek in order for Indian people living in eastern Canada, to travel from that region, to those plains near where Great Falls, Montana is and on towards Oregon-Washington, where Columbia River is situated, to follow prophecy or Seven Fires Prophecy. Whites knew Great Falls of Missouri River were an obstacle to steam boat travel and conspired in early 1850s to make use of an old Indian road. In 1859, Lieutenant John Mullan was ordered to commence expanding that Indian road which really started back in Minnesota. He started near Fort Walla Walla, Washington, and ended his assignment in August of 1860, where Fort Benton, Montana is located. This Anishinabe road led from Great Lakes to Columbia River, and then Pacific Ocean. A list of this wars battles is further down on this page.



Great Falls was a region very dangerous at that time. Trouble started almost immediately after whites diverted that road. In July of 1860, first steam boats reached Fort Benton. Their first steam boat to reach Fort Benton was named Chippewa. It almost coincided with completion of Mullan Road. Supposedly, Americans was allowed by Stevens Treaties to navigate Missouri River and expand that Indian road. Historians claim that over 20,000 people used Mullan Road in its first year. How many were killed by Ojibwa Soldiers in that first year? We are not stupid! They were smart enough to see up to 70 to 80 whites traveling down Mullan Road every day. They knew what that meant.



In 1862, Minnesota Ojibway's rose up and waged war on Red River Colony (that part located in Minnesota and North Dakota) and also attacked whites living in southern Minnesota. However, around 1860 or so, whites commenced to invade southwest Montana. That's where Mullan Road War actually commenced. Yet there was a small Ojibway population living in southwest Montana during those times. Most Ojibway Soldiers were sent to southwest Montana from northern Montana. At first, this war was fought between southwest Montana and Minnesota. Later, it was primarily fought between Fort Buford Military Reservation and Helena. Then later it was fought primarily between Fort Benton and Helena. Teamsters numbering 100 or more, left Fort Benton to travel to Helena, to bring supplies to southwest Montana. Those teamsters were armed with repeating rifles and revolvers. Indian casualties were very heavy as they tried to prevent whites from supplying white settlements in southwest Montana. Some fighting took place in northeast Wyoming yet most was fought in Montana and involved teamsters who numbered from 100 to 200. Those teamsters were in charge of defending wagon trains carrying supplies. As mentioned, each wagon train of supplies was guarded by 100 to 200 teamsters. No one knows how many Indians and whites were killed along Mullan Road. Indian casualties, however, were 10 to 20 times higher than that of whites. Between January of 1869 and October of 1869, at least 56 whites were killed by Ojibway Soldiers between Fort Benton and Helena. That's a known number of known whites killed. It does not include whites who were killed and their identities were unknown or their bodies never found. Ojibway Soldiers were yet making use of bows and arrows during those times. Though a list of this wars battles is below, it does not include those skirmishes between Ojibway Soldiers and teamsters. So there were many other battles fought in this war than listed below.



Buffalo killers were most gruesomely killed when caught by Ojibway Soldiers. And those white invaders who dared to invade western North Dakota and eastern and northern Montana, in small numbers, were killed when caught tresspassing on Ojibway land. Ojibway leaders did try to protect their livestock (food supply) which was buffalo. Most white invaders merged in large groups because of safety it offered. Though this war is little known it was a major conflict in which up to 20,000 or more casualties occurred. Most casualties were Indians and that includes civilian Indians.





Steam Boat Chippewa Fiasco

Battle of Big Mound

Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake

Battle of Stoney Lake

Battle of White Stone Hill

Battle of Killdeer Mountain

Battle of Red Buttes

Battle of Deer Creek Station

Battle of Dry Creek

Custard Wagon Train Fight

Platte Bridge Battle

Battle of Bone Pile Creek

Battle at Platte Bridge Station

Battle of Fort Rice

Battle of the Tongue River

1865 Powder River Expedition

Sun River Stampede

Battle of Crazy Woman Creek

Battle of Peno Creek

Fetterman Massacre

Fort Buford Massacre

Haystack Battle

Battle of Fort Kearny

Battle Near Fort Ellis

Battle of Popo Aguie

Battle of Miner's Delight

Pryor's Fork Battle (1872 Yellowstone Expedition)

Second Battle of Tongue River (1873 Yellowstone Expedition)

Battle of Bighorn (1873 Yellowstone Expedition)

Battle of Powder River

Battle of the Rosebud

1874 Black Heels (Blackfeet) Expedition (Custers Last Stand)

Battle of Snake Mountain

Battle of Slim Buttes

Battle of Cedar Creek

Battle of Bates Creek

Battle of Ash Creek

Battle of Wolf Mountain

Marias River Massacre

Battle of Lame Deer

Battle of White Bird Canyon

Battle of the Cottonwoods

Battle of the Clearwater

Battle of Weippe Prairie

Battle of Big Hole

Battle of Horse Prairie

Battle of Birch Creek, Idaho

Battle of Camas Creek

Battle of Canyon Creek

Battle of Cow Island

Battle of Cow Creek

Battle of Bear Paw

Battle of South Mountain

Battle of Silver River

Battle of Birch Creek

Battle of Clearwater River

Battle of Clark's Fork

Battle of Heart Mountain

Massacre Near Yellowstone Lake

Battle of Jackson Hole

Battle of Careless Creek

Battle of Big Creek

Battle of Milk River

Battle of Pumpkin Creek

Battle of Poplar River

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