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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 New York


In New York, the Chippewa Indian Tribe controlled a vast area of land. We know non Algonquian Tribes lived there in the early 16th century. Dutch and French explorers knew about them and wrote about their contact with them. We know the prophecy weary Chippewa's forced their way east to fight the invading whites. In the late 16th and early 17th century, other white explorers returned to the Quebec-New York region and knew the original people who lived there had either been driven out or brought under Chippewa control. One of the tribes brought under Chippewa control were the Oneida. Ojibwa settlers had forced their way as far east as what is now New England and to Long Island. In the Long Island region of New York, they are known as the Mohegan. They are also known as the Stockbridge and Unkechague or Quinnipiac. Their district included Long Island (the location of what is now New York City), and land directly north to the Adirondack Mountains. They were very fond of the Hudson River Valley. We know the Mohegan or Stockbridge, Unkechague, and Quinnipiac are Anishinabe because Ojibwa authors from the 19th century wrote about them.





According to Andrew Blackbird and his 19th century book "History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, the Stockbridge spoke Chippewa. A number of Oneida joined the Mohegan or Stockbridge, on a large area of land in what is now Madison and Oneida County, New York. It is a Reservation that is causing friction now because the United States is not following the treaty agreement which defined the Reservations boundaries. According to the United States, the Reservation is Oneida but that's wrong. According to a newspaper article from the January 19, 2011 Oneida Daily Dispatch, a Reservation covering 307,756 acres is located in Madison and Oneida Counties. We have to research this Chippewa Reservations origins. In 1785, a number of Mohegan Chippewa's living in what is now Berkshire County, Massachusetts, followed prophecy and migrated west to the Hudson River Valley. Even in those times a large Chippewa population lived there. They merged with other Chippewa's native to that region. Among them were the Oneida. The region between Hudson River Valley, west to Niagara Falls, was still dangerous at that time. A war commenced in 1774 (the so called Revolutionary War) and was still being fought. They (the Mohegan Chippewa's) eventually settled down in what is now Madison and Oneida Counties.



After the long war ended after the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794, treaty was took. First one was the November 11, 1794 treaty which affirmed the 1788 Treaty of Canandaigua, which supposedly ceded 6 million acres east of the Genessee River in New York. Included within the 6 million acre land cession, was the territory of the Mohgan Chippewa's. As mentioned, the Chippewa Oneida Reservation covers 307,756 acres. After the Reservation was created, it didn't take long for Chippewa leaders to understand that the whites were not honoring treaty. Chippewa leaders organized their people for westward migrations before 1833. They migrated to the region in Wisconsin where Green Bay is located. The United States did not want that to happen. They wanted the Chippewa's to remain on their New York Reservation. If they had kept white people off the Reservation, the Chippewa's would have stayed. So the United States was forced to agree to set aside a 500,000 acre Chippewa Reservation near Green Bay. They really didn't want to do that.



According to the November 11, 1794 treaty, the Oneida had sold their land and joined with the Onondaga and Seneca. That is not good because we now have to include Onondaga and Seneca Reservations as being Chippewa as well. We have no choice but to include Onondaga and Seneca Reservations as being Chippewa. That's because the Oneida are a mixture of Chippewa and Oneida. The list below does not include the so called Cherokee and Creeks of New York who are trying to gain State and Federal recognition in New York. They are not from New York.



Allegany Indian Reservation (Seneca)

Cattaraugus Reservation (Seneca)

Oil Springs Reservation (Seneca)

Onondaga Reservation (Onondaga)

Poospatuck Reservation (Mohegan)

Tonawanda Reservation (Seneca)

Shinnecock Reservation (Mohegan)

Hudson River Band (Mohegan)

Montauk Indian Nation (Mohegan)

Montaukett Tribe of Long Island (Mohegan)

Unkechague Poosepatuck Tribe (State recognized)

Western Mohegan Tribe & Nation of New York

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