Page 1 U.S. Office of Indian Affairs Rocky Boy's Agency records, 1909-1917.
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Rocky Boy's Agency.
This collection contains a typescript copy of a seven-page letter and census (1909) of "Rocky Boy's Band of Chippewa Indians" by Thralls W. Wheat, special U.S. Indian Agent, and sent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. There is also a photocopy of a "Tentative Roll of Rocky Boy Indians, May 30, 1917."; Certain bands of Indians in Montana (primarily Chippewa and Cree, but including some Metis) were not allotted land during the nineteenth century. Essentially refugees without a home, these Indians presented a problem for federal and state authorities. As "aliens" they did not qualify for government aid. In 1916, the federal government, after many years of hesitation, created a small reservation for the Chippewa-Cree, the "Landless Indians," south of Havre. The reservation is called Rocky Boy after the Chippewa leader who brought his band into Montana.
Wheat, Thralls W.--Correspondence.; Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation.; Indian agents--Montana--Correspondence.; Ojibwa Indians--Montana--Census, 1909.; Ojibwa Indians--Montana--Census, 1917.; Rocky Boy's Reservation (Mont.)--Census, 1917.
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