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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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Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation
It is one of chief Rocky Boys Reservations. Among the eight Native American Reservations in Montana, are Crow Indian Reservation and Northern Cheyenne Reservation, which you can learn more about further below. Northern Cheyenne Reservation is off limits. These Reservations are considered connected. Since the two Reservations are supposedly connected, it obviously means that they are the same Reservation. However, the United States deals with each Reservation as each are sovereign nations. After the whites commenced to utilize the filthy Dawes Act in the early 1900s, many Chippewa's became very concerned about the future of their Reservation they shared with the Arikara, Hidatsa (the Crow who are really Gros Ventre), and Mandan Indians, they had once subjugated. These Reservations have a suspcious historical past and their correct boundaries now, are not correct.
Through the 1875 Treaty, the mouth of the Little Big Horn River became a boundary. All land west of the Big Horn River is Crow Reservation, and all land east of Little Big Horn River is Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Below are google earth maps i drew of the boundaries of these Ojibwa Reservations. You'll notice on the first map, i excluded Lodge Grass Creek Valley and that part of Little Big Horn River Valley from just west of Wyola, to the Wyoming border. I also excluded Big Horn River Valley from a point 5.9 miles south of Hardin, Montana, to a location 13.5 miles southwest of Fort Smith. Reason for doing so is whites own most of the land in those valleys. For compensation for not honoring treaty, a land swap must be negotiated. You'll notice on the second map, a red boundary which is a land area that must be negotiated to add onto Crow Reservation. You'll also notice i extended the Big Horn River Valley to the Wyoming border.
On the fourth map below (it's from 1903), you'll notice the region between Big Horn River and Little Big Horn River, is not included as being a part of Crow Reservation. That is disturbing. Why? The supposed 1899 land cession which supposedly ceded the northern part of Crow Reservation. It should have shown the northern part of Crow Reservation as not being a part of Crow Reservation. Instead it shows the region between Big Horn River and Little Big Horn River, to the Yellowstone River, as not being a part of Crow Reservation. It does show Crow Reservation extending from Yellowstone River south to the southwestern boundary of the Crow Reservation as it is now. On the fifth map, you'll notice they tried to correct their cover-up. I suspect the western part of Crow Reservation, between Little Big Horn River and the western boundary of Crow Reservation, and between the Yellowstone River and the Wyoming border, was ceded on August 14, 1899. On the third map, i drew a boundary which may be the correct boundary of the Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Further investigations must be conducted to discover what actually transpired on August 14, 1899. There was too much farm land west of the Little Big Horn River. That caused the land cession of August 14, 1899.
From Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana many Chippewa ogimak became alarmed about the land allotments the Americans were going to force them to accept. All remaining land on the Reservations (surplus lands) would be sold to white settlers and those Indians who received land allotments, would have the right to sell their land allotments, to non Indians. Chippewa ogimak knew what that meant. The loss of the Reservations.
Though historians claim that the Cheyenne from the Kansas-Nebraska-Oklahoma region fled from there to return to their former homeland in Montana, then were set aside a Reservation next to the Crow Reservation, we have been given good reasons to ignore that. Cheyenne people are Chippewa's. Cheyenne is a corrupted form of the Anishinabe word for south. South in Anishinabe is shaw-an. It is not sha-wan! I have written shaw-an as syllables in order for you to correctly pronounce it. You now know how the name Cheyenne originated. Cheyenne is not a Lakota word as white historians claim.
Then Shawnee (Shawnee people are Anishinabek of course) is also another Anishinabe word. It means southern in Anishinabe. It's pronounced as Shaw-ah-nee or Shaw-wa-nee, if you hear it incorrectly. In Anishinabe, the word for southerner is Shaw-ah-nid or Shaw-wa-nid, if you hear it incorrectly. The whites simply dropped the "an" syllable in shaw-an-ni, to name the southern Anishinabek the Shaw-nee. You should by now know the correct pronounciation for the Anishinabe word for south is shaw-an. Of course, the whites used Cheyenne to name a group of Chippewa's who lived from Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and to Texas. Shoshone is also an Anishinabe word. It is derived from Shawnee! Shone and Shawnee! Forget about the "Sho" because the whites simply added it to "Shone." The Shoshone are also Chippewa!
Reading the life story of the Crow chief Plenty Coups, will be beneficial to all Native Americans. Plenty Coups thought is was preferable to join the whites to help the whites exterminate (destroy) Native Americans. Read the Seven Fires Prophecy! His story is a very sad one! One which has no courage! One which must by used to explain to Native American young ones, what will occur if you don't stand up to defend your life!
The 1875 Treaty
During the summer of 1875, the Cheyenne, Crow and the United States met for negotiations near what is now Busby, Montana. Negotiations were centered on Reservation boundaries. They supposedly negotiated a boundary that included the Bighorn River and Little Bighorn River. Though white historians won't admit the Cheyenne took part in the negotiations, we know they did. An agreement was reached in which the land east of either Bighorn River or Little Big Horn River, was set aside for the Cheyenne, and land west of the Big Horn River or Little Big Horn River, was set aside for the Crow. In 1875, the mouth of the Bighorn River to a location 4.4 miles northeast of Sanders, Montana, or Yellowstone River, was the northern boundary of the Crow Reservation. Land west of the Bighorn River, is the Crow Reservation. Land east of Little Bighorn River, is Northern Cheyenne Reservation. The United States will not admit it because it represents fraud on their part. That means the communities located along the Little Big Horn River are Cheyenne Communities. Crow Reservation was set aside in 1868. What transpired in 1875, had to have involved the United States. The United States held the Reservation in trust. Over two decades later, the issue had to be solved.
Chief Rocky Boy and the 1899 Negotiations
During 1899, chief Rocky Boy became an important Ojibwa leader in Montana. On August 14, 1899, an agreement was reached with the Chippewa's and the United States, which ceded the northern part of Crow Reservation. It covered 1,150,000 acres. Later, Turtle Mountain Chippewa land allotments were granted the Chippewa's living elsewhere in Montana, within the 1,150,000 acres that was ceded. After doing research about chief Rocky Boy, i found out which Reservation in Montana he was originally from. That is Crow Reservation. Below is text from the book NATIVE BUT FOREIGN: INDIGENOUS TRANSNATIONAL REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS IN THE U.S.-CANADIAN AND U.S.-MEXICAN BORDERLANDS, 1880-PRESENT. Read it carefully.
Chippewas from Billings faced similar problems, and they added to the efforts to receive lands of their own in Montana. Sometime during the early 1900s, Chief Day Child (chief Rocky Boy's name may have been Stone Child), a prominent Chippewa leader in the state, was arrested and sentenced to thirty days in jail for shooting and killing an antelope. After his release, he immediately contacted Rocky Boy and told him of his troubles and of the need for them to secure lands of their own. Chief Day Child's son Joe Day Child explained further: He pointed out to Rocky Boy that things would be harder for the children in the future. Rocky Boy agreed. He said to Day Child, I'll be Glad to do something. After this the two people, Day Child and Rocky Boy, invited all the Chippewa-Cree there to come to one place. Then they told them what they were thinking. They told the people what they wanted to do. They wanted to get a piece of land for their own. They moved from there and went to Anaconda. Then they sent somebody to talk with the white people. Day Child was there at the meeting. He asked for land. It seemed like the way the man talked that there was a good chance they would get some land. That's the way it sounds. It was from this time of talking that the people were interested. They started to pull together.
Before 1899 or April 27, 1904 when the August 14, 1899 Agreement was approved, Billings was adjacent to Crow Reservation. Remember that originally the northern boundary of Crow Reservation was the Yellowstone River including the region where the mouth of the Big Horn River is. By late 1899, the Ojibwa's of Crow Reservation led by chief Rocky Boy, knew they were going to be forced off of their land. Thus, the reason for the Ojibwa leaders agreeing to relocate west to the Lemhi Shoshone Reservation which was adjacent to Anaconda and Butte. White historians are liars. Anaconda is an Ojibwa word which means biscuit and sea bread. On April 27, 1904, the August 14, 1899 Agreement which ceded the northern part of Crow Reservation, was ratified. However, chief Rocky Boy led 100s of Ojibwa's who lived in the area ceded, to the Anaconda and Butte region years earlier. Possibly as early as late 1899. However, in that same book, it was written the following:
At the turn of the century, Crees themselves were overwhelmingly resistant to forced deportation. In 1901, a group that had been encamped on the Crow Reservation was forced to leave by reservation officials. One day two Indian police came to the Cree camp and told us we had to move off the reservation, because we did not belong there, recalled George Watson. The group sought respite in Billings, but was soon compelled northward. Elated, the Billings press reported that the group had left with a vow to northward, until they reach Canada. Big Thunder Storm, a leader of the Billing group, stated, if the people of Montana did not want them they would go. Whether they ever intended to leave for Canada or they simply were discouraged by the hard winter travel, the group moved first to Glasgow and finally Havre, where the Billings group wintered. Little Bear expressed deep irritation over the deportation debate, professing much love for Uncle Sam. Though some would cross north into Canada to hunt in the Cypress Hills or visit relatives, few viewed such sojourns as permanent and persisted in their efforts to effect permanency in Montana.
You noticed how the author lied. He named the Ojibwa's the Cree. So if the Ojibwa's from the ceded area of Crow Reservation didn't leave in 1899, they left in 1901. The first mention of chief Rocky Boy in the Press is from 1901. There are two different accounts of these forced Deportations. One tells of the Ojibwa's relocating to the Lemhi Shoshone Reservation which was almost entirely located in Montana, while the other tells of the Ojibwa's relocating to Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation where chief Mah-koonse (Mac-coos) or Little Bear, was the leader.
In 1906, another forced relocation off of the ceded area of Crow Reservation, led to acts of violence by the enraged Ojibwa's who did not want to relocate to the Cheyenne River Reservation, Pine Ridge Reservation and the Uintah-Ouray Reservation. It's known as the Ute Exodus. It was not an exodus but a forced Deportation. Up to 1,000 or more Ojibwa's, did agree to relocate but after reaching northeast Wyoming, they became very uncooperative and commenced to negotiate about returning to the Crow Reservation. The Governor of Wyoming requested for military support and American soldiers were sent to northeast Wyoming where they met with the enraged Ojibwa's. Little progress was made. In fact, Ojibwa leaders told the American military commanders they were going back to the Black Hills. They may have considered the mountains in the ceded area of Crow Reservation, the Black Hills. Other American soldiers from Fort Keough (Miles City, Montana) were sent to the south where they stopped the enraged Ojibwa's a few miles east of Northern Cheyenne Reservation. After negotiating for some time, Ojibwa leaders agreed to turn back and relocate to the Cheyenne River Reservation where they were set aside their own Reservation. Many of the Ojibwa's had reached Pine Ridge Reservation and the Uintah-Ouray Reservation, before the larger group decided to return to the Crow Reservation.
Northern Shoshone Reservation, Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Tongue River Reservation or whatever the Reservations real name is, is quite mysterious. The maps below will help you understand. The United States ratified the August 14, 1899 agreement, on April 27, 1904 or 6 days after they passed the Turtle Mountain Act. The western boundary of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, is the western part of the Little Big Horn River Valley or the middle point of the region between Big Horn River and Little Big Horn River. In 1903, maps showed the area between the Crow Reservation and Northern Cheyenne Reservation, as being unassigned. That changed in 1908. Historians recorded the Crow ceded the northern part of the Reservation, when they signed the 1899 agreement. Off Reservation land north of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, are Turtle Mountain Reservation land allotments. They are managed through Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Crow people who live east of the Big Horn River, need to wake up. You are being fooled by the whites. You are living within the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Crow Agency is a Northern Cheyenne Reservation community.
We have to use zip code areas to ascertain the Reservations demographics. The zip code areas of Crow Agency, Lame Deer, and Garryowen have the largest Indian populations percentage wise. They have a population of 5,314, with the Indian population at 5,067. The white population is 270 or about 5% of the total population. The town of Birney is 100% Indian. The communities that make up Ashland are very difficult to ascertain. The white community of Ashland which borders the Reservation on the east, has it's population included. We also have to deal with St. Labre Indian School. I can only estimate the white population. Both towns of Lodge Grass and Wyola, have white populations of 10% and 17% or a total of 75 whites. The total Indian population of Northern Cheyenne Reservation is 7,481. The Total white population is near 400. That's only including the zip code areas of Crow Agency, Lame Deer, and Garryowen and the towns of Ashland, Birney, Lodge Grass and Wyola. We can't include the land west of Lodge Grass and Wyola. Northern Cheyenne Reservation has a total population of 8,109. The northern part of Northern Cheyenne Reservation is within the zip code area of Hardin, as is the northeastern part of Crow Reservation. I can't find out the demographics of that region of Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
Crow Reservation is west of Bighorn River. It has a smaller population and a higher percentage white population. St. Xavier is within Crow Reservation. Pryor is the other Crow Reservation community. Pryor zip code area is a third community bit it's a zip code area population that covers 300.0 sq. mi. Bighorn River Valley has a significant white population. There are many large farms west of Bighorn River. They are probably leased to non Indians or owned by non Indians. Much of Crow Reservation is covered by dry farms. I would estimate between 30% and 40% of Crow Reservation is ideal farm land. They are typically large farms. Crow Reservation has a population of 1,655. However, i can't find out the demographics of the northern part of Crow Reservation because it is within the Hardin zip code area and Billings zip code areas. Though most of St. Xavier is located within Crow Reservation, a large part is located east of Bighorn River, so the population estimates for St. Xavier are not reliable. The town of Pryor's population is not included with the zip code area population of Pryor. The total Indian population (estimate) of Crow Reservation is 1,318. The total white population (estimate) of Crow Reservation is 334. The following zip code areas and their populations include:
Northern Cheyenne Reservation
Crow Agency - 59022 - 166.0 sq. mi.
2010 population is 1,945
Indian is 1,855
White is 109
Black is 5
Mexican is 35
Asian is 3
Lame Deer - 59043 - 408.0 sq. mi.
2010 population is 2,950
Indian is 2,814
White is 150
Black is 15
Mexican is 137
Asian is 2
Garryowen - 59031 - 70.2 sq. mi.
2010 population is 419
Indian is 398
White is 11
Black is 0
Mexican is 0
Asian is 0
Ashland Town - can't use zip code area because most is off Reservation - 20.7 sq. mi.
2010 population is 824
Indian is 539
White is 75 estimate - 242 (most live off-Reservation in Ashland adjacent to the Reservation)
Black is 0
Mexican is 12
Asian is 0
Birney Town - can't use zip code area because most is off-Reservation - 15.0 sq. mi.
2010 population is 119
Indian is 119
White is 0
Black is 0
Mexican is 0
Asian is 0
Lodge Grass - 59050 - 613.5 sq. mi.
2010 population is 1,715
Indian is 1,415
White is 311
Black is 7
Mexican is 27
Asian is 6
Lodge Grass Town - 0.24 sq. mi. - it's population is included with the zip code area of Lodge Grass
2010 population is 428
Indian is 371
White is 41
Black is 0
Mexican is 0
Asian is 0
Wyola - 59089 - 248.0 sq. mi.
2010 population is 467
Indian is 341
White is 128
Black is 0
Mexican is 12
Asian is 0
Wyola Town - 6.7 sq. mi. - it's population is included with the zip code area of Wyola
2010 population is 215
Indian is 176
White is 34
Black is 0
Mexican is 0
Asian is 0
St. Xavier Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservations - 59075 - 291.6 sq. mi. - most is located west of Big Horn River
2010 population is 289
Indian is 182
White is 102
Black is 0
Mexican is 7
Asian is 0
St. Xavier Town - 5.6 sq. mi. - it's population is included with the zip code area of St. Xavier
2010 population is 83
Indian is 46
White is 32
Black is 0
Mexican is 4
Asian is 0
Pryor Crow Reservation - 59066 - 300.0 sq. mi.
2010 population is 701
Indian is 592
White is 111
Black is 0
Mexican is 17
Asian is 1
Pryor Town Crow Reservation - 39.8 sq. mi. - it's not within Pryor's zip code area
2010 population is 618
Indian is 528
White is 77
Black is 0
Mexican is 2
Asian is 0
The Crow and Northern Cheyenne Reservations are doing well enough to provide a certain degree of stability about the future. However, the white invader deliberately brought about chaos and confusion to corner the citizens of these Reservations. Instead of looking upon each other as being foreigners at Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the leaders of the Reservation must unite. By doing so it will strengthen their future.
At the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the Chippewa's there have also been forced by the whites to lose their Chippewa Tribal identity. That may have been the main reason for the near war in 1897. Historically, this Reservation was established with the signing of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. In the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty, the corrupted Americans claimed that they recognized that the Crow people controlled over 38,000,000 acres of land. That may have looked good on paper and sounded good to the Crow people, but the Chippewa's claimed almost all of western North America by conquest. The whites refused to recognize the Chippewa's lived in the western part of North America. That is how corrupted they are.
That is best illiustrated in the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties. The 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty set aside an over 8,000,000 acre Reservation for the Crow people. However, the corrupted Americans again forced the Crow to cede much of the Reservation in 1882, and in 1891 (it coincides with the signing of the ten cent an acre treaty), which was the western part of the Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation, and in 1904 which was the northern part of the Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Below are maps from 1903 and 1908 which will help you realize the obvious cover-up. The Northern Cheyenne Reservation obviously begins at the western part of the Little Bighorn River Valley. It is the larger of the two Montana Indian Reservations. Carefully look over the map of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation which has "Shoshone" on it.
At the present time the Reservation has two districts. The western one (it is the smallest) is really open and non Indians own 709,167 acres of the Reservation, or most of the Crow Reservation. The western District (Crow Reservation) is located west of the Bighorn River. The eastern district is off limits. It is located east of Little Bighorn River. It is owned almost entirely by Native Americans. Economically, both districts are endurring hard times. Examples include the settlement of Crow Agency. It has a population of over 1,500 but it has few businesses. Lame Deer is worse off than Crow Agency. Lame Deer has a population of a little over 2,000 but has about as many businesses as does Crow Agency.
Below are the demographics of this Reservation. Average household size is 3.7. There is a total of 3,051 housing units with owner occupied units numbering 1,901, while renter occupied units number 1,150. Below is a list of the towns on this Reservation.
Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation Demographics
They cover 4,546 sq. mi.
Population is 11,364
Hispanic: 296 - 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.
Language is Dakota - Fabricated Cheyenne
Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation Communities
Ashland & St. Labre Indian School (Northern Cheyenne)
Birney (Northern Cheyenne)
Broken Jaw (Northern Cheyenne)
Busby (Northern Cheyenne)
Crooked Arm (Northern Cheyenne)
Crow Agency (Northern Cheyenne)
Dunmore (Northern Cheyenne)
Eagle Feathers (Northern Cheyenne)
Juddy (Northern Cheyenne)
Killsnight (Northern Cheyenne)
Long Otter (Northern Cheyenne)
Lost Leg (Northern Cheyenne)
Lame Deer (Northern Cheyenne)
Lodge Grass (Northern Cheyenne)
Medicine Tail (Northern Cheyenne)
Muddy (Northern Cheyenne)
North Ashland (Northern Cheyenne)
Sarpy Creek or Whiteclay (Northern Cheyenne)
South Ashland (Northern Cheyenne)
South Dunmore (Northern Cheyenne)
Stebbins Creek (Northern Cheyenne)
West Ashland (Northern Cheyenne)
Wyola (Northern Cheyenne)
St. Xavier (Crow)
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