Chapter 9, Note 25 (pages 187 and 266)

In essence, Rocky Boy’s Chippewas had land, but it was not as much as promised, and they had insufficient means to subsist upon it. Many wandered, and Montanan observers fretted over the failed resolution. (p. 187)

Chapter 9, Note 25 . . . for sources and discussion of Montanan concerns about the failing allotment process. (p. 266)

 

Many Montanan newspapers expressed consternation and frustration. Given all of the seeming effort put into settling Rocky Boy’s band, they were incredulous that the Chippewas had returned to their transient patterns.

 

Sources:

  • Benton River Pres, December 21, 1910, 3.
  • “The Chippewa Indians Return,” Harlowton News, Decmber 23, 1910, 1.
  • “Rocky Boy’s Lazy Bunch,” The River Press, December 27, 1911, 1.
  • “Chippewas Cling to Old Customs,” The River Press, January 31, 1912, 3.
  • “Chippewas Back to Reservation,” Choteau Acantha, February 22, 1912.
  • “Rocky By and Band to be Provided For,” Daily Missoulian (MT), November 19, 1912, 8.
  • “Nomads Again,” Cut Bank Pioneer Pres (MT), November 22, 1912, 1.
  • “The Rocky Boy Nuisance,” The River Press, November 27, 1912, 2.
  • “Abberations,” Cut Bank Pioneer Press, November 29, 1912, 3.
  • “Will Winter in Helena  Cut Bank Pioneer Press, November 29, 1912, 1.

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