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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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Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation 1887
Think about it! It is not the only late 19th century map of Montana which shows a Fort Assinibone Indian Reservation where the present day Rocky Boy Reservation is. Most maps of Montana of the late 19th century, show the Fort Assinibone Military Reservation where present day Rocky Boy Reservation is located. We know a cover-up is in place and it is over a huge Chippewa Reservation in Montana and other States. Involved are ogima Little Shell III, the infamous 10 cent an acre Treaty which is also known as the McCumber Agreement, the Sweetgrass Hills Treaty, and the 1888 Peoples Publishing Company map of Montana.
The 1887 Sweetgrass Hills Treaty
In 1892, the United States once again resorted to infidelity (refused to honor treaty) and reached an illegal treaty agreement with Chippewa leaders who did not have the authority to act on behalf of the Anishinabe Nation. In 1887, the United States was up to their same ritual of not honoring treaty. Ogima Little Shell III and other official Chippewa leaders, may have agreed to another land cession about the original Blackfeet Reservation created on October 17, 1855. We have no evidence that they did, except the map of the Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation from 1887. The Sweetgrass Hills Treaty was signed in 1887 and ratified on May 1, 1888. No Chippewa leader would settle for a small Reservation, except those who accepted bribes. They were influenced by the Seven Fires Prophecy.
The 1888 Peoples Publishing Company Map of Montana
A Peoples Publishing Company map of Montana from 1888, shows Cascade County in a peculiar way. It is one of at least 3 Montana Counties (Cascade, Gallatin, and Park) from that Peoples Publishing Company map from 1888, which does not have a green color boundary line. Actually they do but they also have dotted county lines with no green color. They are the only Counties in Montana with the dotted line with no green color. That same dotted line with no green color extends to the area where the Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming borders meet. That same Peoples Publishing Company map from 1888, is the second map i know of that shows the Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation. The first is from an 1887 Cram, George F. map. The last map of the Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation i have found online is from 1904, or the year the fraudulent McCumber Agreement was passed. So there is a problem. Click here to visit the Historical Maps of Montana page. Scroll down to the year 1888 and find Peoples Publishing Company. Click on the map.
Even if they had recently (before the map was drawn) established new Counties, they would have yet drawn a green color boundary line. Cascade County is the one that stands out. It's an obvious mistake. You have to look very carefully to find the dotted line with no green color line which separates Gallatin County from Park County which borders Yellowstone National Park. Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation may have got it's name several different ways. One that must not be excluded, is the small mountain adjacent to Black Horse Lake which is about 6 miles north of Great Falls, Montana. Using google earth, you can see the top of the mountain looks turtle shaped. Below are a couple of pictures of this mountain.
It probably don't make any sense to you but you must remember that we are dealing with Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation which has no paperwork. A cover-up is in place. That Peoples Publishing Company map from 1888, may have made a mistake which had to be corrected. In fact, for all we know the original 1888 Peoples Publishing Company map, may have shown the Turtle Mountain Reservations borders. If the Peoples Publishing Company map from 1888, was drawn in 1887, that further goes to prove that map was intended for an exact replication of something they didn't want known. In fact, the 1888 Peoples Publishing Company map of Montana which shows the Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation, may have been the first map to show the Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation which is really the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. They made a blunder by printing Cascade in Lewis and Clark County (the C) and Meagher County (ascade). Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation may have led to the establishment of Cascade County. Cascade County is really Meagher County.
Since Cascade County is really Meagher County, we have to include Meagher County being within the Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation, as well as Fergus County because of the Judith Basin Indian Reservation. It extends to the Muselshell River and includes all of Choteau County (from 1887 of course) and extends to the main divide (Continental Divide or the Rocky Mountain Trench) of the Rocky Mountains. That is where Tobacco Plains is located. Eureka, Montana is located within the Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation, as is the Flathead Indian Reservation. It then follows a line east to Deer Lodge County and includes all of Deer Lodge County from 1887. From the northern part of Deer Lodge County, it follows a line east to Choteau County from 1887 of course. Then the area in extreme southwestern Montana where the dotted line with no green color separates Gallatin County from Park County, is anyone's guess. They only needed to color it green but they didn't. That may have been their ultimate blunder. You may have a hard time finding it because it doesen't have any writing errors. That should tell you they are covering up something they don't want known.
1895 and the Arrest of ogima Little Shell III
Chief Little Shell III is a fascinating historical figure who played a strong role in the history of the Montana Chippewas. Whenever you research ogima Little Shell III on the internet and off the internet, you will read he led the Chippewas of North Dakota. That is incorrect. Supposedly the Chippewas were preventing whites from settling down in North Dakota and claimed much of North Dakota in the 1880s. That is a joke. In fact, at the Library of Congress website about Indian land cessions, most of North Dakota was never ceded. Louisiana and Texas can be included also. By the late 1880s, nearly all of North Dakota had been colonized by the white invaders, except extreme northwestern North Dakota.
Ogima Little Shell III was living in Montana in the 1880s. He may have been one of the principle Chippewa leaders during the 1885 Northwest Rebellion, which was fought just north of Montana, in Saskatchewan and Alberta, against the white invaders and the Metis led by Louis Riel who initiated the 1885 war by starting a white colony in Saskatchewan. Riel was a white troublemaker. He also started trouble in Montana which enraged ogima Little Shell III. That happened around 1878-1880. Ogima Little Shell III warned Riel and the whites he led, to get off Reservation land in Montana. Ogima Little Shell III was constantly warning the white invaders to get off of Reservation land up until 1895. The Metis have origins which are not correctly known. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, the Chippewas took 10,000s of whites captives during their wars against the white invaders. They have a long history of doing that.
During the War of 1812, the whites launched an invasion into southern Manitoba and were halted by Chippewa soldiers. For the next 65 years they were subjugated by the Chippewas who forced them to migrate to the plains of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana. After 1878, they were liberated and they commenced to start trouble with the Chippewas. One of their main leaders was Riel. The United States used them to colonize Chippewa Reservations. An example is the fraudulent McCumber Agreement which was signed by 16 mixed bloods who did not have the authority to act on behalf of the Chippewa People. They kicked 522 Chippewas off of Turtle Mountain Reservation (the one in North Dakota) rolls. White Earth Reservation is also included.
That is what ogima Little Shell III, ogima Red Thunder, and the other official Chippewa leaders faced during the 1880s and 1890s. Whites and mixed bloods who did not care for them. Everything written about the Little Shell Chippewas is a lie. They live primarily in the Pacific Northwest, with a few living in North Dakota. During the Chippewa Uprising in Minnesota in 1862, large numbers of Chippewas from Minnesota followed prophecy and migrated west into Montana, where they merged with the Chippewas native to the Montana region.
After the 1876-1878 War, they settled down to live on the large Reservation. White leaders initiated trouble by allowing many whites and mixed bloods to settle on the Reservation illegally (without first consulting with Chippewa leaders). That enraged ogima Little Shell III who constantly told them to get off the Reservation. He even sent Chippewa soldiers to force them off the Reservation in Montana. Ogima Little Shell III tried to negotiate with the United States. By then he was already aware the whites did not have the courage to honor any treaty agreements. Negotiations continued up to the early 1890s then abruptly ogima Little Shell III ended negotiations. Then the United States hired (bought) 16 Chippewas and 16 mixed bloods, to sign the fraudulent McCumber Agreement. It has nothing to do with Chippewa land in North Dakota. It's about a large Chippewa Reservation in Montana and the Pacific Northwest.
What i don't know is centered on the 1887 Sweetgrass Hills Treaty. If the 10 cent an acre Treaty was about the 1887 Sweetgrass Hills Treaty, it changes everything. In 1895, ogima Little Shell III was continuing to honor treaty, as were many other Chippewa leaders including ogima Red Thunder. A number of Chippewa leaders barricaded themselves in a fort in Montana in May of 1895. White historians will tell you in North Dakota but that's a joke. Minnesota was far more dangerous than North Dakota in 1895. In response to the defiance of the Chippewa leaders, the United States sent police officers to the fort. Ogima Little Shell III was not at the fort but was notified and raised between 150 and 200 Chippewa soldiers up to go to the fort to reinforce it. Before they arrived, the Chippewa leaders in the fort surrendered. Afterwards ogima Little Shell III also surrendered and was arrested. He was then forced to move to the Turtle Mountain Reservation of North Dakota.
About a year after ogima Little Shell III was arrested and forced to move to the Turtle Mountain Reservation of North Dakota, the United States commenced to round up the Chippewas living in the Great Falls, Montana region. They intended to relocate them out of Montana. One location was Alberta and Saskatchewan. Three locations are involved. The Montana Reserve (that includes Ermineskin, Louis Bull, and Samson), and Onion Lake and the Paul Reserves. In the United States, many were relocated to the Kootenai Reservation of northern Idaho which was set aside in 1896.
In California, many Chippewas were relocated to the Greenville Rancheria (1897), Twenty-Nine Palms Reservation (1895), Augua Caliente Reservation (1896), and Fort Bidwell Reservation (1897). Many Chippewas were also relocated to the Southern Ute Reservation in 1897. After reaching southern California, many of the Chippewas who settled at Twenty-Nine Palms Reservation (it's near Joshua Tree National Park) moved to the Cabazon Reservation, Chemehuevi Reservation, Colorado River Reservation, Morongo Reservation, and Torres-Martinez Reservation. They became too numerous at Twenty-Nine Palms Reservation. In fact, they liked the isolation of the desert at what is now Joshua Tree National Park. They'd retreat to the mountains south of Twentynine Palms during the hot summer months then return to the lower elevations during the winter months.
After arriving to the new Reservations, the United States commenced to brainwash the Chippewa children. They forced them to stop speaking in their own language. At Twenty-Nine Palms Reservation, it became so bad the whites had to force the Chippewas who found hiding places, to move to other nearby Reservations. Today, the Chippewas who were forced to move from Montana to those other Reservations, will not accept being Chippewa. They are lost causes. They don't know who they are and believe what the whites tell them.
What the Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation is about, is no different than the 1887 Sweetgrass Hills Treaty. Official Chippewa leaders including ogimak Little Shell III, Red Thunder, and others refused to sign the 1887 Sweetgrass Hills Treaty which means the October 17, 1855 Blackfeet Treaty must continue to be honored by the Chippewas. Little Shell Chippewa leaders of Montana, have long sided with Joseph Dussome, Elizabeth Swan, and the other Montana Chippewa leaders who filed the land claim lawsuit. In April of 1974, the United States once again refused to honor treaty. They rejected the land claim lawsuit filed by Dussome, Swan, and the other Chippewa leaders. Those Little Shell Chippewas who continue to side with Dussome, Swan, and the other Chippewa leaders who filed the land claim lawsuit, must get out of the land area of the October 17, 1855 Blackfeet Treaty. They are traitors.