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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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Ojibway Indians of Alberta


Below is a list of the Anishinabe Indians of Manitoba. It includes the northern Ojibwa People known as the Chipewyan and Cree. According to 19th century Ojibwa historians, the Cree spoke a dialect of the Ojibway Language. In 1852, Peter Jacobs wrote an account of his travels to northern Manitoba or Norway House. Jacobs was Ojibwa and spoke the Ojibwa Language. He wrote the following: He performed the whole of the service (preaching) well, and read his sermon well; but i am not a competent judge of this mixed language of Ojibway - Cree and Swampy (Cree) or Oji-Cree. The Cree and Swampy are nearer kin to each other than either to the noble and majectic Ojibway; and that is the language i profess to understand.



In the late 18th century, the invading whites and their Eskimo allies, commenced to force their way south from the MacKenzie River Delta, to northern Alberta and northern Saskatchewan. They also forced their way south to northern British Columbia. The war being fought intensified. Long before Jacobs made his trip to Norway House, the Ojibwa's had battled a people (possibly the Inuit) and defeated them. Though the Eskimos had invaded North America some time in the 16th century, they were confined to the coastal areas of the Beaufort Sea and Hudson Bay. In 1717, James Knight estimated that 5,000 to 6,000 Chipewyan People had been killed in battles against the Cree which is ridiculous. He wrote that since the first white trading post had been built at the mouth of Hayes River in 1684, which was York Factory, that the Cree had killed between 5,000 and 6,000 Chipewyan. The Ojibwa war against the invading Eskimos and whites, was not minor. It was deadly. By the late 17th century, the whites invaders were transporting more Eskimos to the Hudson Bay region and to Labrador and Greenland. Eskimos kept themselves close to the white trading posts for protection. In 1774, the invading whites and their Eskimo allies, got their courage up and invaded the interior of northern Manitoba. They actually forced their way as far west as Cumberland House in Saskatchewan and established a trading post at that location. Soon after, the war dramatically intensified. Ojibwa soldiers easily dominated the Eskimos and whites in that location. From Alaska, to the shores of Hudson Bay, a great many Eskimos had been defeated and subjugated by the Ojibwa military.



As was their custom then, the Ojibwa's mixed their language and culture with the people they defeated and subjugated. According to the 1832 Edinburgh Encyclopedia, the Cree, Chipewyan, Copper and Dogrib are derived from the Lenni Lenape. The Lenni Lenape or Delaware, are really Ojibwa. They spoke a dialect of the Ojibwa Language. They were among the first Ojibwa's to reach the east coast, from some location along the Missouri River, between St. Louis and Montana. The Ojibwa's (the 1832 book named them Lenni Lenape) from the Great Lakes region, sent large numbers of their soldiers and their families, to the north and northwest. They named these Great Lakes Ojibwa's who were sent to the Hudson Bay region and northwest to what is now Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, the Chipewyan. Then (1832) they knew the Chipewyan were very aware of their origins. They knew they came from some southeasterly location. The Cree, Copper, Dogrib and all Athabascan Tribes are actually Chipewyan. Some time in either the 16th century or 17th century, the Saulteaux Ojibwa's from the Great Lakes region, commenced their trek to the north and northwest, to support the Ojibwa's native to those regions, fight the whites and their Eskimo allies. They early on subjugated many of the Inuit and mixed their language and culture with theirs.



Nearly all the tribes in the Northwest Territories are Chipewyan. That's according to the 1832 Edinburg Encyclopedia. Much further to the south and southeast, are the Cree who are more Ojibwa. Of course, I'm referring to their language. Among the Chipewyan, their language is far more mixed. However, the Chipewyan are in fact Ojibwa's who absorbed many non Ojibwa's among them. They (the Chipewyan and all other Athabascans) only need to read the 1832 Edinburgh Encyclopedia, to learn the truth. From Peter Jacobs 1852 accounts, it's reasonable to class all Cree as being Oji-Cree. Jacobs considered their language to be inferior to the Ojibwa Language. Click the following link to read the 1832 Edinburgh Encyclopedia.





O'Chiese/Sunchild Reserve (it is one Reserve and two as both are connected)

Size: 34,920 acres (O'Chiese) & 12,800 acres (Sunchild): Total is 46,720 acres
Population: (O'Chiese) 849 & (Sunchild) 786: Total 2015 population is 1,635
Language: Ojibway

Foothills Ojibway Society (non treaty)
Size: Did not cede land
Population: Around 250 according to a recent population estimate
Language: Ojibway

Mountain Cree Camp
Size:
Population: Around 100 according to a recent population estimate
Language: Ojibway

Nakcowinewak Nation of Canada (non treaty)
Size: Did not cede land
Population: several hundred
Language: Ojibway

Aseniwuche Winewak Nation (non treaty)
Size: Did not cede land
Population: It is 268 according to a 2002 census
Language: Ojibway

Athabasca Chipewyan
Size: Part of the Ojibwa Treaty 9 Reservation
Population: Total according to a 2015 estimate is 1,142
Language: Ojibway

Chipewyan Prairie
Size: Part of the Ojibwa Treaty 9 Reservation
Population: Total according to a 2015 estimate is 370
Language: Ojibway

Cold Lake Chipewyan
Size: Part of the Ojibwa Treaty 9 Reservation
Population: Total according to a 2015 estimate is 1,296
Language: Ojibway

Fort McKay Chipewyan
Size: Part of the Ojibwa Treaty 9 Reservation
Population: Total according to a 2015 estimate is 398
Language: Ojibway

Fort McMurray Chipewyan
Size: Part of the Ojibwa Treaty 9 Reservation
Population: Total according to a 2015 estimate is 267
Language: Ojibway

Smith's Landing Chipewyan
Size: Part of the Ojibwa Treaty 9 Reservation
Population: Total according to a 2015 estimate is 341
Language: Ojibway

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