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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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L'Anse Reservation

Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, around Keewenaw Bay, is the Chippewa L'Anse Reservation which has been violated by the United States. Historically, the creation of this Reservation can be traced back to the end of the War of 1812. After the Chippewa's had been defeated in that war, a series of treaties followed in which the Chippewa's ceded much of their land to the whites. In 1854, a large group of Anishinabe ogimak from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin, reached a treaty agreement with the government of the United States in which they ceded a large area of their land to the United States. It was one of the largest Indian land cessions. A few years before the 1854 treaty, groups of Chippewa's from northern Wisconsin and probably the central and western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, commenced an exodus towards the Sandy Lake region of Minnesota.

White historians claim the Chippewa's went there to receive their annuity payments. It is known as the Sandy Lake Tragedy. It had nothing to do with annuity payments. Chippewa ogimak responded to the Seven Fires Prophecy and ordered another exodus towards the west. Around 500 died on the exodus. That indicates that as many as 10,000 or more Chippewa's fled. Many were captured in the Sandy Lake region of Minnesota and forced to return to their Michigan and Wisconsin homes. A great many made it past Sandy Lake, then fled towards the north into southern Canada. Those who returned to their Michigan and Wisconsin homes, settled down to live on their Reservations including L'Anse. Today, their descendants will admit that the Seven Fires Prophecy is correct.

L'Anse Reservation covers 92 sq. mi. or 58,880 acres. It is the second largest Reservation in Michigan. An area of Keeweenaw Bay located between the western part of the Reservation and Eastern part of the Reservation, sometimes shows up on maps as being a part of L'Anse Reservation. The whites forced the Chippewa's of the L'Anse Reservation to also take land allotments but only around a third of their Reservation was lost. However, almost the entire land area of the Reservation is covered by a forest. There are two white cities either entirely or partially within the boundaries of this Reservation. Baraga and L'Anse. Native Americans only make up a third of the Reservations population. There is at least one Ojibwa village. That is Zeba. However, there may be other small areas of housing units which are predominatly Ojibwa. More research must be carried out to find where those L'Anse Ojibwa villages are. We must remember that this Reservation is almost entirely covered over by a forest. That means a great deal because it means almost all of the L'Anse Reservation is still rightfully Chippewa. Below are the demographics of this Reservation. There are also photographs of this Reservation using google earth.

Demographics of the L'Anse Reservation
Covers 92 sq. mi.
Population is 3,672
Indian: 896
White: 2,545
Black: 8
Asian: 17
Mixed: 205
Hispanic: 26 - 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 Anishinabe

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