White Earth Band of Ojibwe

White Earth Band Of Ojibwe

White Earth Band of Ojibwe

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The White Earth Band of Ojibwe, or Gaa-waabaabiganikaag Anishinaabeg, is a Native American tribe located in northwestern Minnesota. The tribe's land-based home is the White Earth Indian Reservation. Historically, the Tribe was formed from the unification of Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) bands displaced from northern part of the state, viz:

On March 19, 1867, after a ratified treaty was made between the Mississippi Chippewa and United States, the White Earth Indian Reservation was created for the Mississippi Chippewa Indians. Congress had several session agreements regarding the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. Later on, Congress —after hearing many complaints about the Pillagers—decided to let the western Pillagers onto the White Earth Indian Reservation because they were homeless and had no reservation of their own as they were not included in the 1855 Treaty of Washington () like the eastern Pillagers about the Mississippi River headwaters. These Native Americans of the Otter Tail Pillager Band of Chippewa Indians and Wild Rice River Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians eventually came to settle alongside the Mississippi Chippewa. Up until the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, the six historical component Anishinaabe Bands acted independent of each other; with the reorganization, the six historical component Bands unified...
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