Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Reservation
Located in northeastern Wisconsin, the Anishinabek menomineee reservation has withstood the efforts of the whites to terminate this Reservation. During termination, the Menominee Reservation was one of only two Native American Reservations to be terminated. It was between 1954 and early 1973, when the Menominee Reservation was officially classified by the government of the United States, as terminated. However, by 1973 the government of the United States lifted the termination of the reservation and since then it has been a federally recognized (able to receive money from the government of the United States) Native American Reservation. Termination was used as a means by the government of the United States, to select those Native American Reservations which were large enough and had enough resources, they could take care of themselves. Unfortunately, in the case of both the Menominee and the Klamath, they were not capable of building up their nations resources enough so they could rely solely on their own resources. It was so bad at the Menominee Reservation (Menominee ogimak actually set aside parts of their Reservation to sell to the whites - it has conspiracy emanating from it) some of the citizens of the Reservation organized to fight against the obvious corruption occurring. It is the largest Anishinabe Reservation in Wisconsin.
Historically, the Menominee people are a group of Algonquin's (Anishinabek) who are very closely related to the far more numerous Chippewa Algonquin's to their north. In the 19th century, according to Anishinabe (Mississauga) author Peter Jones, all Anishinabe people could speak with each other. Jones claimed that when the Abenaki, Algonquin, Chippewa, Cree, Delaware, Fox, Illinois, Kickapoo, Mahican, Miami, Menominee, Odawa (Ottawa), Potawatomi, Sauk, and Shawnee met and commenced to start to communicate with each other, they had great difficulties understanding each other, but after a short while they all were perfectly capable of communicating with each other. It is yet another historical fact the whites rather not have all the groups of Anishinabek previously mentioned, to become aware of.
In the 17th century, after the whites and their Iroquois allies launched massive military campaigns against the many different Algonquian Tribes and Iroquois Tribes who sided with their own race, who lived along the Atlantic Coastline, a great many of them fled to northern Wisconsin seeking the protection of Lake Superior and the Lake Superior Anishinabek. In the matter of a couple of decades, 10,000s of Algonquian refugees who could not speak Anishinabe and Iroquois as well, had fled to northern Wisconsin. There they merged with the Lake Superior Anishinabek. By the 18th century, these Lake Superior Anishinabek had adopted so many refugee Algonquians and Iroquois into their settlements, their language had started to diverge so much they were not capable of communicating with the other Anishinabek. Of course, one group was the Menominee while the other were the Potawatomi.
In the wars the Anishinabek fought against the invading whites, the Menominee also joined with the other Anishinabek who were fighting the invading whites, to help to defend Indian land. By the end of the War of 1812, the whites had defeated the Anishinabek who lived from Wisconsin to Maine and forced them to cede their land to them. At first, the Americans supposedly wanted to remove all Menominee from Wisconsin to a location just west of Mille Lacs. However, the Menominee were most likely already initiating diasporas towards the west because of the Seven Fires Prophecy. The Minnesota Reservation for the Menominee of Wisconsin did not work out. However, the Menominee Minnesota Reservation may have been fabricated by the Americans who knew that many Menominee were already living just west of the huge Minnesota Lake known as Mille Lacs, with the Anishinabek who had already been living in that region of Minnesota for nearly 100 years.
Ogima Oshkosh eventually signed a treaty with the United States which established the Menominee Reservation we know of at the present time. Another Anishinabe Reservation is located on the Menominee Reservations southwest side. In fact, that other Anishinabe (Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware) Reservation, is actually a part of the Menominee Reservation. In 1856, the United States set aside 46,000 acres for these Anishinabe people who originally lived in western Massachusetts, eastern New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. After the filthy 1887 Dawes Act was created by the United States, parts of the Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation was lost to non Indians. Today, the Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation covers 22,139 acres, with about a third of that being owned by non Indians. This Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation of Wisconsin is open. The Menominee Reservation is closed. Average household size on the Menominee Reservation is 3.81. At the Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation, it is 2.63. There are a total of 852 housing units on the Menominee Reservation with owner occupied units numbering 542 while renter occupied units number 310. There are a total of 560 housing units on the Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation with owner occupied units numbering 458 while renter occupied units number 102. Below is a list of the Anishinabe settlements on this Reservation.
Demographics of the Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation
Covers: Menominee Reservation 354 sq. mi. or 226,560 acres - Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware 72 sq. mi. or 46,000 acres - Total for both is 426 sq. mi. or 272,560 acres
Total Population: Menominee Reservation 3,225 - Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation 1,527
Indian: Menominee Reservation 3,070 - Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation 769
White: Menominee Reservation 123 - Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation 716
Black: Menominee Reservation 3 - Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation 0
Asian: Menominee Reservation 9 - Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation 4
Mixed: Menominee Reservation 20 - Stockbridge-Munsee-Delaware Reservation 38
Hispanic: 88 and 25 - 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 who live on the Menominee Reservation, are Mexican.
Language is Anishinabe