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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 Siege of Fort Harrison September 4-15, 1812
This battle was fought near where present day Terre Haute, Indiana is situated. Around 50 white soldiers were stationed inside Fort Harrison during early September of 1812, when a force of around 600 soldiers from the Three Fires Confederation approached Fort Harrison to attempt to capture the unwanted white military fortification. Fort Harrison was constructed by the whites soon after the Battle of Tippecanoe ended, and was to be used for war purposes. One day before the brave soldiers from the Three Fires Confederation reached the region where Fort Harrison was located, a group of Miami Anishinabek sympathizers snitched on the war plans of the Three Fires Confederation. They warned the white soldiers about the plans of the Three Fires Confederation, which were to begin the following day. After the large force of soldiers reached the fort they were obviously greatly disappointed to learn that the whites had been expecting them.
After realizing their plan failed they tried another strategy. One of the soldiers approached the forts blockhouse then set it on fire, under the cover of darkness. Since it was pitch dark out the whites in the fort quickly learned that part of their fort was on fire and responded quickly to their predicament. Then from the west side of the fort the soldiers from the Three Fires Confederation stormed the fort in full force, but they endured what rightfully can be called a military blunder. With the fire getting out of control it lit up the night sky revealing the scores of Anishinabe soldiers attacking the fort, which only benefited the whites. Although a large hole was created in the forts wall as a result of the fire, the white soldiers in the fort were capable of building extensive defensive works around the damaged area of the fort. On September 12, a force of white reinforcements arrived to reinforce the fort. They numbered over 1,000 soldiers. On September 13 and 15, small forces of white soldiers were ordered to bring supplies to the fort but were ambushed instead. In the first ambush 11 white soldiers were killed, while in the second ambush 7 more were killed. In all, 23 whites had been killed and another 5 wounded in the battles at Fort Harrison, and near Fort Harrison. Anishinabe casualties must have been significant but did they retaliate against those Anishinabek who were known to be traitors or nuetral?