Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Rocky Boy's Reservation
White Lies (Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation)
Investigating this Reservations history is disturbing. It's not chief Rocky Boy's Reservation. It's chief Little Bears Reservation. It may have been set aside for chief Little Bear as early as 1876. However, Fort Assiniboine Military Reservation was established in 1879 which, means, we have to date this Reservations establishment to 1879. Chief Little Bear told whites in Lewistown, Montana in December of 1913, that he formed an alliance with the United States to kill off his own race, in 1876. His father chief Big Bear, and other Indian leaders including Sitting Bull, fled to the Cypress Hills of Alberta and Saskatchewan, in 1876-1877. Chief Little Bear and his soldiers, actively fought against their own people. That be when they returned to Montana to hunt. They did so from chief Little Bears Reservation. In 1879, chief Little Bear reached an agreement to allow the United States to establish a military post within his Reservation. They named chief Little Bears Reservation Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation. Only evidence that indicates this Reservation is one of chief Rocky Boy's Reservations, is land additions to this Reservation in 1930's and 1940's, for chief Rocky Boy's Ojibways from Great Falls and around Great Falls.
Chief Rocky Boy had nothing to do with Rocky Boy's Reservation. In May of 1888, the United States reduced the size of chief Little Bears Reservation, from 704,000 acres to 220,000 acres. Maps below will help you learn about this Reservation. Chief Little Bear played Muslim to try and keep his Reservation. It worked. However, you obviously know something is wrong. No one has a clue that Rocky Boy's Reservation is really chief Little Bears Reservation. In 1913, chief Little Bear was told his Reservation was going to be reduced in size again. In 1913, his Reservation was about one mile west of Havre, Montana. White racists cry babies complained bitterly about chief Little Bears Reservation being so near Havre. In December of 1913, chief Little Bear visted Lewistown to find support. He needed to find more land for his Ojibway subjects who had to leave the ceded portion of his Reservation. He told whites in Lewistown that he wanted the Little Rocky Mountains to be his Reservation. That is suspicious. Fort Belknap Reservation was already there. In 1895, the United States reached an agreement with leaders of Fort Belknap Reservation to cede a portion of their Reservation, for Ojibway People yet living throughout their Piegan Reservation (aka Blackfeet Reservation) in Montana. Much of the southern portion of Fort Belknap Reservation was ceded to Ojibway People. Probably around 40 sq. mi. in the Little Rockies. Of course, whites lied as they did about 1895's Blackfeet Reservation land cession for Ojibway People. They claimed it was for mineral use. They lied.
Chief Little Bear and his soldiers, may have helped United States Soldiers round up and Deport 1,000's of Ojibway People yet living throughout their Piegan Reservation located south of Sun River and Missouri River. They forced 1,000's of Ojibway People to Great Falls to board trains to be Deported from their Piegan Reservation. Land was set aside for them at both Blackfeet Reservation and Fort Belknap Reservation. They were also Deported to many other Reservations and Reserves. In 1916, chief Little Bear's Reservation was reduced in size again. From 220,000 acres to around 70,000 acres or around three townships. Most reports indicate it was around 56,000 acres. However, it was probably 70,000 acres or possibly a little over 85,000 acres. He had to find land for 100's of Ojibway People who were forced to leave their Reservations ceded land. They trekked to their Little Rockies Reservation. Chief Rocky Boy left his Blackfeet Reservation in August of 1913. He reached Great Falls around August 22, 1913. It was reported in 1914, that chief Rocky Boy was headquarted in Great Falls with 700 Ojibway People. Rocky Boy's Reservation is located adjacent to and around Great Falls. There is a group of idiotic people calling themselves the Little Shell Tribe. They are trying to pass for the Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians. They have no proof to prove their history in Great Falls. Dussome called chief Rocky Boy's Ojibway's, the Abandoned Tribe of Chippewa's of Montana. In December of 1921, chief Crazy Boy (it may have been chief Rocky Boy) told Cascade County leaders that he had a Reservation yet needed permission to occupy it. He also told them that he would fight until recognized.
According to Saturday's August 23, 1913 Missoulian, chief Rocky Boy and 37 Ojibwa's, had left their Blackfeet Reservation and were now in Great Falls. On August 19, 1913, 37 Ojibwa's under chief Rocky Boy's leadership, reached Great Falls. Chief Rocky Boy arrived at Great Falls on August 22. After hearing news of an agreement for his new Ojibway Reservation, chief Rocky Boy left his Blackfeet Reservation and moved to Great Falls, with those 37 other Ojibwa's. They probably set up a village west or south, of Great Falls. If Little Shell Chippewa's of Montana want to know about their origins, this is it. Within a year, 100s of other Ojibwa's moved to Great Falls. In Friday's July 3, 1914 Cut Bank Pioneer Press, it was reported that chief Rocky Boy was in Anaconda with Cas. Reid and Standing Rock braves. He was in Anaconda to raise money up to help his subjects who were having difficulties establishing farms. Their Reservation land was not really suited to farming. However, cattle raising was good. Chief Rocky Boy had started a subscription list a year before in Great Falls to raise funds. It was reported that headquarters of his Reservation was at Great Falls and that at Great Falls alone, over 700 Ojibwa's lived there. This is extremely important historical evidence to Little Shell Chippewa's of Montana who are being lied to. They are not a Little Shell Tribe Chippewa Indians of Montana. They are Rocky Boy's Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.
In Saturday's December 24, 1921 Great Falls Tribune, it was reported that chief Crazy Boy who was probably chief Rocky Boy (they wrote that chief Crazy Boy was chief Rocky Boy's brother), was in Great Falls negotiating with County leaders, supposedly about finding land for Ojibwa's he led. He told Deputy County Attorney F. A. Ewald, about troubles he and his subjects had been going through since a scheme of 1916. He told him his subjects were starving. He also told him he already had a Reservation yet needed government consent to exploit it. He went on to mention that he had been promised land along Beaver Creek near Havre but through a scheme of another Indian tribe (chief Little Bear) and an unwillingness of American leaders to honor agreements, that land was lost. Chief Rocky Boy may have lived up to 1930s. Now, what he also told them during those negotiations is of utmost importance to them Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. He told them he would fight until his tribe is recognized. Little Shell Chippewa Indians of Montana are being fooled by the whites. We are Rocky Boy's Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.
Demographics of original Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation
Covers 704,000 acres or 1,100 sq. mi.
Population (2010 census) is 3,323 (on wrong Reservation boundary) - 4,609? including correct (original) Reservation boundary
Fort Assiniboine Indian Reservation Communities
Box Elder (aka Rocky Boy West)
Havre - 9,310 - Indian 1,210
North Havre - 716 - Indian 75
West Havre - 316 - Indian 10