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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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1879 Sheepeaters Raids
By the summer of 1879, the United States was still trying to force the few remaining Anishinabek in central Idaho, to surrender to them. Central Idaho is a very rugged land and scores of Anishinabe people found the location to be one that offered them a degree of freedom from the white invaders. White settlers had accused the Anishinabek of killing a number of settlers in Idaho. Some historians claim that was not true. Those white settlers claimed that up to 15 Chinese and whites were killed by the Anishinabe soldiers. What really occurred was an attempt by the Americans to force a small group (probably less than 1,000) of Anishinabek to surrender. They sent in a force of American soldiers to central Idaho's rugged mountainous terrain to either peacefully negotiate a surrender or attack them. On August 20, 1879, a minor battle was fought in which 1 white soldier was wounded. Anishinabe soldiers attacked an American pack train that day. By October of 1879, the Americans negotiated with central Idaho's Anishinabe ogimak and they surrendered. With this surrender, the Anishinabe military no longer sent their brave soldiers out to war upon the whites in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. However, in Montana, the war would actually go on for a few more years.