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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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Bad River Chippewa Reservation (Maji Sippi Dodem)
Located in far northern Wisconsin, adjacent to Gitchi Gami (Lake Superior), the Bad River Reservation is more than 90% wilderness. In Ojibwa, it's named Mashkiiziibi yet that only means Bad River. It's properly known as Ma-ji Sip-pi Dod-em or Bad River Nation. It was in 1854 when Anishinabe ogimak signed the La Pointe Treaty which established this, the Chippewa Indian Bad River Reservation and nearly all other Wisconsin Chippewa Reservations. However, a couple of years before the 1854 La Pointe Treaty, Anishinabe ogimak ordered many of their people to pack their belongings to prepare for a diaspora towards the west. It was the Seven Fires Prophecy which led them to commence the exodus.
It is known historically as the Sandy Lake Massacre. However, Anishinabe people must not believe what the whites have written about their history. Again i will mention the Seven Fires Prophecy. Though a great many Anishinabe people did go on the westward diaspora, many continued to live in Wisconsin. And those Anishinabek who were captured by the whites, were eventually forced back to their Wisconsin homes.
A reservation of 124,322 acres was set aside for the Chippewa's of Bad River. However, after the illicit 1887 Dawes Act was utilized by the whites, much of the Bad River Reservation (55,408 acres) was lost to the whites. However, that is misleading because the Reservation is nearly all wilderness. Thus, the reason of the 19th century exodus. However, the land which covers this Reservation is not ideal for agriculture operations. As mentioned earlier, nearly 100% of the Bad River Reservation is a wilderness. Of course, that means it is really an off limits Reservation. Most of the whites live along the southern shores of Gitchi Gami or Lake Superior. Nearly all of the Ojibwa communities are located along U.S. Route 2. They include Birch Hill which is located along Reservation Highway 5, and adjacent to the eastern border. Birch is located 1.5 miles northwest of Birch Hill. Franks Field is over a mile northwest of Birch. New Odanah is 4 miles northwest of Franks Field. It's the capital of Maji Sippi Dodem. Odanah is located 2 miles northwest of New Odanah. Old Odanah is located a half a mile west of Odanah, along Caville Road. There are no Ojibwa communities located along the southern shores of Gitchi Gami as of yet. Only a small area east of Marengo has farms. All remaining land is wilderness.
An interesting note to mention about this Reservation, is the fact that the Anishinabe ogimak of the Bad River Reservation, have allowed the Yamassee Seminole to purchase 40 acres of Reservation land and set up the Oklevueha Colony. This colony claims they are still at war with the United States and are not American citizens. The Seminole and all other Muskogean Indians, are partly Anishinabe. At one time, the region around Bad River and Red Cliff (Madalene Island), was the capital of the Anishinabe Nation or that portion of the Anishinabe Nation around the Great Lakes. Average household size at Bad River is 3.10. Below is a list of the few settlements on the Chippewa Indians Bad River Reservation of Wisconsin.
Total Population: 1,411
Hispanic: 41 - Hispanic population is corrupted as usual. Mexicans are predominantly descended from the Native Americans who lived in the eastern part of the United States. The whites have forced them to lose their tribal identities. Most Hispanics at Bad River are Puerto Rican.