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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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The February 1851 Oatman Massacre
In November of 1850, another force of American soldiers, under the command of Captain Samuel P. Heintzelman, met with their Yuma allies at the Salton Sea to, according to white historians, negotiate a peace with the Yuma Nation. What really occurred at the Salton Sea negotiations, was the Americans requesting from their Yuma allies, to be allowed to construct a fort in their country. Yuma leaders agreed and Fort Yuma was eventually built. Fort Yuma was built in order to defend the white settlers who were being helped by the Yuma Nation to settle the Arizona and California region, from the constant Anishinabe raids. On February 21, 1851, the fort received a traveling doctor named John De Conte, who informed the forts commander that a white family with the surname Oatman, had been attacked by hostile Indians, along the Gila River of Arizona. Two soldiers were sent from Fort Yuma, with large supplies of food for any possible survivors. They travelled over 120 miles to the east of Fort Yuma, then discovered 6 had been killed and two females had been captured. A young 14 year old boy was wounded in the massacre but managed to live a few years until he died from his wounds.