Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Water Resources Department water rights settlement records 1832-2002

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Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Water Resources Department water rights settlement records 1832-2002

Files used by the Chippewa Cree Tribe, and in particular the Tribal Water Resources Department, during their negotiations with the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission and the Federal Negotiating Team for the Rocky Boy's Reservation to settle the Tribe's water rights claims. The records include information about the history of the area that is now Rocky Boy's Reservation in north central Montana, history of water system development in the region, and legal files related to Rocky Boy's case for water rights.

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Native American Rights Fund

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Federal Negotiating Team for the Rocky Boy's Reservation

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Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission

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Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation. Water Resources Department

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Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in north central Montana was established by Executive Order on September 7, 1916 as a homeland for a band of the Chippewa people led by Stone Man (also known as Rocky Boy) and a band of Cree people lead by Little Bear. Despite including drainages for Big Sandy Creek and Beaver Creek the land was arid and lacked adequate water rights to support the irrigation necessary for self-sufficiency. The Reservation grew in size as the United States purchased add...