Chapter 9, Note 77 (pages 196 and 270)

As the congressional debate and approval process stretched through 1916, Chippewas and Crees camped on the southern edge of the Fort Assiniboine Military Reservation had continued to suffer, and Chief Rocky Boy had died on April 18. (p. 196)

Chapter 9, Note 77 . . . for sources and discussion of Rocky Boy’s health and death. (p. 270)

 

Rocky Boy had been reported in ill-health for at least a year. Little Bear lived until 1921.

 

Sources:

  • Cut Bank Pioneer Press, January 1, 1915.
  • “Rocky Boy: Chief of Chippewas is Dead,” Great Falls Tribune, April 23, 1916.
  • “Rocky Boy has Passed Away,” Havre Promoter, April 24, 1916.
  • “Rocky Boy Passes to Happy Hunting Ground,” The Enterprise, April 27, 1916, 4.
  • “Grant Comes Too Late,” The Dillon Tribune, April 28, 1916, 6.
  • “Rocky Boy is Dead,” The Box Elder Valley Press, April 28, 1916.
  • “Rocky Boy Dead,” The Tomahawk, September 14, 1916, 8.
  • “Chief Little Bear, Aged Indian, Who Once Led Rebels in Canada, Succumbs at Rocky Boy Agency,” Great Falls Tribune, September 15, 1921.
  • “Indian Chief, Once Captured by General Pershing, Dies,” The Tomahawk (White Earth, MN), October 20, 1921, 4.

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