Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Penobscot Indian Island Reservation
This Anishinabe Reservation is located in Penobscot County, Maine. Historically, the Anishinabek were not native to this region but when the whites commenced to invade during the 16th century, the first wars occurred between the invading whites who used the island of Newfoundland to build up their military forces and the Anishinabek. At the same time the whites were launching devastating plague warfare assaults on the Indians who lived along the eastern coast of North America. In the 1530s and 1540s, the Dutch and French, used the island of Newfoundland to invade the St. Lawrence River region. They established at least two trading posts between Albany, New York, and Quebec City, Quebec. They drove many of the eastern Anishinabek (the Algonquin Tribe) to the north and west. However, they regrouped and launched a military offensive against the invading whites which drove them back to the island of Newfoundland.
It would take several more decades before the whites again attempted to invade and colonize the St. Lawrence River region. At this time period between 1545-1605, Anishinabe ogimak ordered their military (the Chippewa's) to force their way into the region between the St. Lawrence River and Long Island. They also sent scores of their soldiers down to the Virginia region because they knew the whites were forming alliances with their Iroquois enemies and preparing to invade that region. Today, these Anishinabe people are known as the Abenaki and Delaware. Iroquois Tribes did not live in the New York State region during this time period (1545-1605) as white historians want you to believe.
During the early 1600s (between 1605-1610) the whites in a confederation, once again commenced to invade the St. Lawrence River Region and the Virginia region. This time they succceeded. They succeeded because the plague warfare they were launching against the Indians who lived along the east coast of North America, had murdered large numbers of native Indians. The whites in a confederation, had also formed strong alliances with the Iroquois tribes (not all but probably most) by the 1620s. In 1630, the whites in a confederation and their Iroquois allies from the North Carolina and Virginia region, launched a massive military campaign against the Algonquians. From the North Carolina and Virginia region, large Iroquois armies supplied with European weapons, along with large numbers of their white allies, commenced to force their way up to the north where New York and southern New England is, then to the west. For the next 4 decades a horrible war occurred which drove large numbers of Algonquians and those Iroquois Tribes who allied with the Algonquians, to the northern Wisconsin region near where Green Bay is situated. This war is known as the Beaver War. It had nothing to do with the beaver trade. It was a war to establish white settlements.
By 1670, the first phase of the Beaver War ended. The whites had successfully established numerous settlements from Massachusetts to North Carolina, largely with the military support of their Iroquois allies, especially the Cherokee. Thus, the reason why the Cherokee are so popular now. After 1670, a short peace commenced but ended around 1680. Enraged Anishinabe ogimak ordered their soldiers to launch devastating military campaigns agains both the whites and their Iroquois allies who had settled down on Algonquin land in New York and Pennsylvania. By 1670, the whites in a confederation and their Iroquois allies who included the Cherokee and Iroquois league, had forcefully brought all of most of New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and southern Ontario under their control. Both the whites and their Iroquois allies then built fortified settlements across that region.
However, after 1680, enraged Anishinabe soldiers wiped those new white and Iroquois settlements, off the earth they sat upon. The second phase of the Beaver Wars ended by 1700, with the Anishinabek in control of nearly all their original homeland. They had subjugated the Iroquois Tribes who had settled down to live on their lands in New York, Pennsylvania, and southern Ontario, and punished them in the most horrible of manners. They then forced them to sign a peace agreement with them and to pay tribute as well. The whites had successfully established numerous settlements from North Carolina to Massachusetts during this time period. They even tried to establish settlements in Maine, New Hampshire, and Quebec but they could accomplish very little because of the Anishinabe military presence. Those white settlements were strongly fortified. For the next 70 years the whites could do little to expand further westward because of the strong Anishinabe military presence. That changed during the 1770s.
After the so called American Revolutionary War (that war was really a war the whites fought against the strong Anishinabe military presence which controlled the so called English Colonies), the Anishinabek commenced to retreat further westward but they still held out in the Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont region. By the end of the War of 1812, the whites had dominated the Anishinabek of the Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont region. Afterwards, they eventually forced them to cede their land to them, and left them with small Reservations. The Penobscot Indian Island is one of those Reservations. Below are the demographics of this Reservation. Average household size is 2.60. There is a total of 222 housing units with owner occupied units numbering 137, while renter occupied units number 85. Around 22% of the population lives below the poverty line.
Indian Island Reservation Demographics
Covers 20.6 sq. mi. or 13,184 acres, or 53.4 sq. km.
Hispanic: 3 - 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.