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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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Trail of Tears 1838-1839
By late 1838, Anishinabe ogimak (leaders) in southern Michigan and Ohio, knew they could not force their way up to the north of Canada. The whites were already too numerous in Ontario and Quebec, as well as in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. That left them with but only one choice. That was to commence an exodus towards the west before the whites became too numerous there. Anyway, it clearly says in the Seven Fires Prophecy that the Anishinabe people must migrate to the west. In late 1838, at least 100,000 or more Anishinabe people in southern Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois commenced an exodus towards Kansas. Earlier in 1832, a large group of Anishinabe people living in Illinois, Iowa, and southern Wisconsin attempted to flee towards northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, and Kansas. It is known as the Black Hawk's War. Many Anishinabe people were killed in that conflict but 10,000s did successfully reach the Kansas-Oklahoma-Texas region.
Starting in late 1838, the large group of Anishinabe people from the Midwest commenced the exodus. American leaders sent a large force of American soldiers led by General Winifield Scott to attempt to halt the exodus. However, the Americans chose peace instead of war. They allowed the Anishinabe people to freely leave for the west even knowing that large numbers of Anishinabe people in the Kansas-Oklahoma-Texas region, were already fighting white soldiers in the Texas region. Anishinabe soldiers were fighting the whites in Texas in order to flee to northern Mexico. This exodus lasted several months and by early or mid 1839, the 100,000 or more Anishinabe people who fled, reached the Kansas and Oklahoma region. They eventually migrated to Texas and Mexico, and into New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. They even migrated up to Montana. Thus, the reason Montana has a Black River and Swan Creek Chippewa population.
After settling down in the Kansas-Oklahoma-Texas region, the Anishinabe people could not forget what they had endurred. They were enraged and took it out on both their white enemies and Indian enemies. Most fled to Mexico because of the large Indian population there. This event is known as the Cherokee Trail of Tears. However, no Cherokee people fled on this exodus. The whites are robbing the Anishinabe people of their history. As many as 5,000 Anishinabe people died on this exodus.