Rocky Boy Reservation Centennial Celebration
Members of the Chippewa and Cree Tribes celebrate the centennial of Rocky Boy reservation, and honor the sacrifices of those who made it home. An extended weekend of celebrations that make up the biggest annual event for the small Native American Indian community, draws dancers and spectators and historians from across the region.
This year will recognize the centennial of the Rocky Boy Reservation establishment by an act of the United States Congress on Sept. 7, 1916. It was one of the last land-backed reservations granted by the U.S. government and the start of a new era for the Chippewa and Cree tribes. The powwow and ancillary events will honor the journeys made by both tribes to build a new home while strengthening cultural and family bonds critical to their future as a people. The Chippewas and Cree came to settle on about 108,000 acres in north central Montana.