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Logan County Colorado      TALKING TRAIL

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Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
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Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

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Horses, Guns, &

High Plains Culture

The horse has come. Almost overnight, it seems, he has captured the west; and by his coming the west has been...

Horses, Guns, & High Plains Culture - Talking Trail
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Iron Alliance Buffalo Hunts

October on the northern Great Plains brings falling leaves and fattened game. As the full hunter’s moon rises over Dakota Territory, it is time, once...

Iron Alliance Buffalo Hunts - Talking Trail

The Legacy of Warrior Culture

For generations, a warrior culture has permeated Anishinaabeg legends. Defending the people has been a respectable deed from time...

The Legacy of Warrior Culture - Talking Trail
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Turtle Mountain

Community Gardens

In 1892, under the McCumber Agreement, the Turtle Mountain reservation was slashed to 34,000...

Turtle Mountain Community Gardens - Talking Trail
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Post McCumber Agreement

The 1890s and early 1900s were challenging times for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa...

Post McCumber Agreement - Talking Trail
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McCumber Agreement

(Ten-cent Treaty)

The age of the McCumber Agreement was tremendously difficult for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa...

McCumber Agreement (Ten-cent Treaty) - Talking Trail

Pre-McCumber Agreement

Throughout the treaty era, time and again the Indian people witnessed the inconsistent behavior of the United States government....

Pre-McCumber Agreement - Talking Trail

Reservation Challenges

and Hardships

Historically, reservation life has presented challenges and hardships, which have definitely been felt...

Reservation Challenges and Hardships - Talking Trail
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Turtle Mountain in the

1940s and 1950s

For decades, a common theme has been woven throughout the Turtle...

Turtle Mountain in the 1940s and 1950s - Talking Trail

Chiefs, Chairpersons,

and Constitutions

Like every tribe and civilization before and those to come after, the history of the Turtle Mountain

Chiefs, Chairpersons, and Constitutions - Talking Trail
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Turtle Mountain Reservation Origins

With the dwindling bison population, change was inevitable for the Pembina Chippewa and their Metis...

Turtle Mountain Reservation Origins - TalkingTrail
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Pre-Turtle Mountain Reservation Era

In the years preceding the establishment of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation

Pre-Turtle Mountain Reservation Era - Talking Trail
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Indian Health Services Move from BIA to PHS

Since the recognition of reservations, inadequate healthcare has plagued Native Americans...

Indian Health Services Move from BIA to PHS - Talking Trail

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Today

Without a doubt, life for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa has had its share of ups and downs...

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Today - Talking Trail

Self-Governance Challenges and Triumphs

The 1980s brought a renewed interest in the traditional Anishinaabeg way...

Self-Governance Challenges and Triumphs - Talking Trail
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The Dawn of Indian Self-Determination

The Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation looked quite different in the 1970s.

The Dawn of Indian Self-Determination - Talking Trail
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Tribal Governance under Self-Determination

For over a century, Native American tribes have weathered change.

Tribal Governance under Self-Determination - Talking Trail

Self-Determination and Self-Governance Era

Towards the end of the twentieth century, cultural renaissance was taking.

Self-Determination and Self-Governance Era - Talking Trail
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Relocation and

Termination Era

By the 1940s and 1950s, Native Americans had been exposed to...

Relocation and Termination Era - Talking Trail
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Indian Boarding Schools

From the mid-17th to the early 20th centuries, American Indian boarding schools began popping up across the...

Indian Boarding Schools - Talking Trail


We welcome you...

The Turtle Mountain Chippewa Talking Trail was funded by the "Creating an Active America, Together effort. The Goal is to create active people, and a healthy Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe. 

The Turtle Mountain Chippewa community is a vibrant multi-cultural community that includes traditions from the Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) people and the Metis/Cree people to create a culture that is both unique and beautifully colorful and vibrant. 

The Mission of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Talking Trail is to further the efforts of the tribe to preserve, and promote the history, culture, and language of the Tribe in order to promote wellness within the community and surrounding communities by educating the public - especially the youth - of the beautiful, health, holistic, diverse and living cultures here, and how this can be used to benefit the lives of community members now, and in the generations to come.

We hope you enjoy Turtle Mountain Chippewa Talking Trail and the opportunity to learn more about the Tribe and its unique cultural heritage.


Thank you!

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