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

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation. Water Resources Department
Title
Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Water Resources Department water rights settlement records
Dates
1832-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
53.0 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 746
Summary
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.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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 additional land for the Chippewa Cree Tribe, but the new land was largely of poor quality; water remained inadequate and water rights were not actively asserted by the United States in its role as trustee.

The Winter's Doctrine (also known as the reserved rights doctrine), articulated by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Winters v. United States in 1908, was created to ensure that Indian lands and other lands reserved by the federal government for particular purposes would have adequate water to fulfill those purposes. However, the amount of the entitlement is uncertain until it is quantified by judicial decision or by a settlement agreement. In 1979 Montana passed Senate Bill 76 which (among other things) established the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission. The Compact Commission is responsible for negotiating on behalf of the state with federal and tribal entities to quantify the federal and tribal reserved water rights. In 1997 the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the State of Montana agreed to a water rights compact between the two governments which quantified the Tribe’s water rights and established a joint Tribe/State water administration system. On December 9, 1999, the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act became Public Law No: 106-163. In 2002, a Montana water court decree approved the water rights of the Chippewa Cree Tribe.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains files of documents used by the Chippewa Cree Tribe, and in particular the Tribe's 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 Native American Rights Fund (NARF) represented the Chippewa Cree Tribe and many of these records were originally part of the research and litigation files. Yvonne Knight served as NARF lead counsel. The records include information about the history of the area that is now Rocky Boy's Reservation in north central Montana, the history of water system development in the region, and legal files related to Rocky Boy's case for water rights. The settlement awarded $25 million for on-reservation water development projects, $3 million for a water administration system, $3 million for economic development, 10,000 acre-feet of storage water from a federal reservoir, $15 million toward a drinking water importation project, and $1 million to study future tribal water needs.

The document "Rocky Boy: Water Rights Settlement Index of Materials" was created by the Chippewa Cree Tribe's Water Resources Department. Most of the content of this guide to the Water Rights Settlement archival collection was created directly from that Settlement Index.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Pdf files of these documents were created by the Chippewa Cree Tribe's Water Resources Department and are available from Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library. Pdf files of a portion of the documents in this collection have been made available online via the Montana Memory Project at http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll57.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. The University of Montana owns an electronic copy of all the files, along with non-exclusive intellectual property rights to the collection.

Preferred Citation

Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Water Resources Department Water Rights Settlement Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Congressional History, 1908-1999Return to Top

Digital copies of all materials in this series are available at this url: https://tinyurl.com/y9rjup54

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Phase II. 1998 Correspondence / Draft Legislation
June-August, 1998
1
Phase II. 1998 Correspondence / Draft Legislation
September-December, 1998
1
Senate Bill No. 337
1997
1
Settlement Compact
Working draft of Water Rights Compact (April 1996); Team Briefing Papers re: Background of Indian Water Rights.
1908-1996
1
Publicity
1979-1999
1
Sample Compact of Self-Governance
circa 1998
1
Correspondence, Interoffice Memoranda
re: appropriation for settlement
January 1999
1
Research, HR 795 - 106th Congress
1999
1
Consultants - Wright Water Engineers, Inc.
April 1997
1
Case Management (Native American Rights Fund)
1998
1
Meetings re: S. 438 and HR. 795 in DC
one itinerary for June 29-July 1, 1999
1999
1
Meetings re: S. 438 and H.R. 795 in DC
June 30 and July 1, 1999
1
Hearings on S. 438 and H.R. 795 in DC
June 30 and July 1, 1999

Series II:  Historical Documents, 1892-1909Return to Top

Digital copies of all materials in this series are available at this url: https://tinyurl.com/ya2o9b4r

Photocopies of documents from a variety of sources including government publications, archival collections at the Montana Historical Society, and a several record groups at National Archives including RG 48, RG 49 (Div K, Military Reservation File, Ft. Assiniboine), RG 75 (Office of Indian Affairs ), RG 77 (Fortifications Map File), RG 92 (Ft. Assiniboine Quartermaster Consolidated File), RG 393 (Department of Dakota). Sources and source locations of some of the materials are unknown.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
In addition to other documents, includes: 1.18.1892-Complaint made of Cree Indians camped near Silver Bow Junction, Montana; 1.18.1892-Letter from James Fergus re: Indians camped on Missouri, doing no harm; 2.19.1892-Letter re: sinking an artesian well at Ft. Assiniboine; 4.26.1892-Letter re: British Minister conveys that Canadian authorities prepared to take back Crees; 5.20.1892-Letter of support for Chief Little Bear & his band; 4.4.1895-Documentation of water supply at Ft. Assiniboine; depth of well dug.
1892-1895
2
In addition to other documents, includes: 1.21.1896-Report No. 54 re: boundaries of the Ft Assiniboine Military Reservation; 5.16.1896-Acting Secretary of War issues request to gather Cree Indians for delivery; 5.20.1896-Asst. Secretary of War re: deportation of the Cree Indians from Montana; 6.6.1896-Certificates of citizenship in the U.S. for Canadian Cree Indians Pap-A-Whis (Lucky Man), Little Chief, Iam Sish (Little Big Bear), Ne Oak Sham (Four Old Men); 6.16.1896-9.5.1896-Many telegraphs and reports relating to deportation of Crees to Canada
1896
2
In addition to other documents, includes: 2.25.1887-Series of telegrams re: pair of blankets to be issued to each of the 60 Cree Indians camped on south fork of Sun River; 3.1.1887-Rations to Cree Indians; 3.4.1887-Communication in regard to relief of destitute Cree Indians; 3.18.1887-Court Martial of soldiers. Delivery of half-rations to 60 Cree Indians on south fork of Sun River ordered; 10.12.1887-Sanitation report for dormitories of Fort Assiniboine barracks; re: Beaver Creek; 12.3.1886-Desertion of soldiers; 12.3.1887-Orders for half-rations to 119 British Cree Indians near the Ft. Assiniboine post;12.7.1887-Number increased to 161 British Cree Indians near the post; 5.23.1888-Boundaries of reservation changed; 12.2.1888-Instructions to issue rations to prevent starvation of Cree Indians (Fort Shaw); 2.2.1889-Ten British Crees came to Post; 60 more in camp near old Teton Agency in starving condition. Informed them they would be fed at Ft. Assiniboine if they went there; 2.27.1889-Court Martial of soldiers; 5.1.1889-R.S. Tingles letter to Attorney General re: fencing in land near Ft. Assiniboine; 8.25.1890-Water supply issue of Ft. Assiniboine; 12.12.1896-Letter re: bill deporting Cree Indians to Canada; 4.21.1889-Transport of destitute Cree Indians to Ft. Assiniboine.
1887-1891
2
In addition to other documents, includes: 5.13.1897-Request from Ft. Assiniboine for supplies; 7.25.1899-Request from Same Bull, Ft. Belknap, for a Special Agent to remove half breeds from res.; 3.20.1899-Father LaCombe request $ to deport British Cree Indians to Canada; 7.13.1899-Letter from Little Bear requesting tract of land; 8.26.1899-Letter to Little Bear denying request for tract of land; 8.22.1899-Letter quoting Little Bear re: “wandering Crees”; 9.15.1899-Wandering Cree Indians ordered off Northern Cheyenne res.; ordering Indian agents to decline subsistence to wandering Cree Indians; 1900-Brown trespassing on Assiniboine reserve, removing wood; 3.29.1901-Blackfeet enrollment in question re: mixed bloods receiving rations and cattle; 10.5.1901-Half breed Cree Indians suffering from small pox driven from Flathead res. By “Larribee” (mixed blood policeman). Notarized statements by Joseph & Wm Lawrence, John Morsette, Peter Mitchell and Gus Boucher; 1901-Wood and hay cut by trespassers on res.; govt. confiscates hay cut by Brown; 1902-Small pox, Canadian Cree Indians in Browning Letter to Chief Rocky Boy from Attorney John James, condolences on death of Chief’s son; correspondence to Dept of Interior from John James on behalf of Chief Rocky Boy; 12.22.1902-Beaver Creek sewer outlet documents; water rights of Michael Healy; Havre ditch.
1897-1902
3
In addition to other documents, includes: 11.23.1909-Instructions to locate the Rocky Boy’s band of Indians; 11.12.1909-Removal of Chippewa Indians to the Blackfeet Reservation; 5.1.1909-Recommend allotting Rocky Boy’s band to public domain north and east of Fort Peck Reservation be discontinued and locate them on the Blackfeet Reservation without delay; 10.20.1909-Request issue of $100.00 worth of supplies to Chippewa Indians; 10.16.1909-Condition of Rocky Boy band little short of desperate; 3.16.1909-Letter from Rocky Boy to Secretary of Interior; 1.16.1909-Letter from Fred Morgan reporting condition of Rocky Boy and his band; entirely destitute; camped 2 miles from Fort Harrison, ponies dying.
1906-1909
3
In addition to other documents, includes: 4.28.1910-Indians emigrating to the reservation to establish residency; 12.12.1911-Letter from Linderman to Senator Owen; 3.2.1912-McFatridge reports destitute Indians from Helena near Billings; 4.15.1912-Letter from Supervisor Baker re: allotment of Brocky Boy’s Band; 11.22.1912-Re: questions concerning census; 8.21.1913-Re: removing Rocky Boy band to the Blackfeet Reservation.
1910-1913
3
In addition to other documents, includes: 1931-Narrative Report Rocky Boy Agency, Section III-VI; 1931-Grazing permits; 9.25.1933-Letter from Linderman to Collier; 3.19.1934-Letter from Brown re: sale of land; 12.4.1934-Letters regarding Sub-marginal program, Brown and Cowan.
1914-1934
3
In addition to other documents, includes: 3.12.1935-Letter to Woolridge from Zimmerman re: purchase of Brown Ranch; 3.15.1935-Letter from Frank Linderman to John Collier, Comm of Indian Affairs; 1939-Letters regarding addition of 25 landless families to the Reservation; 1.10.1939-Letter to the President of the U.S. regarding legislation to add public domain Land to the Reservation; 4.16.1937-Letter to Woolridge re: coal mining privileges; 3.5.1937-Report No. 358 to the 75th Congress: “Reserve Certain Public Domain lands for Use and Benefit of the Chippewa, Cree and Other Indians of Montana.”
1935-1951
4
9.2.1835-Chardon’s Journal at Fort Clark 1834-1839; 9.10.1835-Letter from K. McKenzie, Fort Union; 1837-Annual Report for the Subagency of the Upper Missouri; 2.27.38-Letter to Supt. Clark: Effects of small pox on band of 10,000 Assiniboine; 1853-Blackfeet Agency papers; 1855-Report of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; 1868-Half breed named Gardipie brings the lasts mail between Ft Buford and St Paul, Minnesota
1832-1870
4
10.15.1871-Messenger arrives from Ft. Browning with important intelligence on winter camp site on the Milk River for purpose of trading liquor and ammunition to Indians; 11.6.1871-Half-breed camp on Frenchman Creek – 60 families in houses and lodges for 4-5 miles – camp taken by surprise, buildings of illicit trade goods burned; 1872-Commission of Indian Affairs Annual Report; 1855-1912- Executive Orders Relating to Indian Reservations
1871-1875
4
2.8.1876-Reports relative to visit to the Missoula Valley to ascertain necessity of establishing a military post in the valley or at Hell Gate Pass for protection of settlers; 12.1.1876-Letter referencing Sitting Bull; 2.16.1877-Eagle Shield has arrived at camp of hostile Indians; 5.12.1877-White Eagle with 600 lodges, Sitting Bull with hundreds more lodges in Woody Mountains.
1876-1886
4
1.7.1903-Letter regarding information on using Beaver Creek for sewer outlet at Ft. Assiniboine; 2.16.1903-Application for Right of Way for Irrigation and Drainage Ditch Across Ft. Assiniboine; 3.28.1903-Letter from Sen. Paris Gibson to Senator Miles on behalf of Chief Rocky Boy; 7.20.1903-Negative response from Acting Secretary to Gibson request; 8.20.1903-Secretary Hitchcock responds favorably to Gibson request; 10.25.1903-Statement supporting Rocky Boy Band of Indians by T.C. Davidson; 10.3.1905-Letter from Dixon to Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting reservation for Rocky Boy’s; 10.10.1905-Another letter from Dixon; 10.20.1905-Response to Dixon from Larrabbee, Acting Commissioner
1903-1905

Series III:  Land Acquisitions, 1934-1950Return to Top

3.0 linear feet

Digital copies of all materials in this series are available at this url: https://tinyurl.com/yby2zgmh

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Land Acquisitions Research and Land Acquisition Records: transactions authorized - Shambo, Laredo and Havre area
Documents are labeled “Reproduced at the National Archives – Pacific NW Region” and stamped “NASW RG 75, Ft. Belknap Indian Agency, Tract Number Case Files" Boxes 398-400. Documents record the transactions authorized by the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 between the US Department of the Interior and land owners in the Shambo, Laredo, and Havre, Montana, areas for the “use and benefit of the Rocky Boy Indians.” Each Progress Record typically contains an appraisal of the tract, tract map, handwritten correspondence from the owner to the Billings Field Agent, and type written reponses to the owner.Maps from this series were placed with the Maps series (Historical 1-99; Department of Interior, 100 Series; Morrison-Maierle, 200 Series; Stetson Engineering, 300 Series)Processor's note: the files in this series may not reflect the original order of the files at the National Archives.
1935-1948 and undated
Box
5
Progress Records
Progress Records, Tract Numbers 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 65, 70, 71, 75, 78, 83, 84, 86, 87, 91, 31, 32
1935-1941
5
Progress Records
Progress Records, Tract #’s 6, extensive handwritten and typed documentation on “The Lena Hallinger Transaction” (approx 200 pgs) and Tracts 39, 47, 41, 40, 25, 60, 26, 27, 28, 73 and 29
1935-1941
5
Progress Records and Other
Promissory Note, Real Estate Mortgage, Delinquent Tax documents, Tax statements, Certificate of Redemption of Property Sold for Taxes, “Lena Hallinger Transaction“ letters, Progress Record for Tracts 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24
1935-1941
5
Progress Records or Field Reports
Progress Records or Field Reports, Tract numbers 12, 14, 92, 93, 1, 2, 3, 4
1935-1941
5
Progress Records
Progress Records, Tract numbers 15, 15-ABC, legal complaints, opinions, letters; letters re: tract 4 and 1; Progress Records for tracts 49 and 4
1935-1941
5
Progress Records
Progress Records, Tract #’s 8, 8ABCD, several hundred pages regarding sale of lands from "The Brown Company"; Progress Records for tracts 1A and 1B
1935-1948
6
Land Acquisition Records: 1937
Progress Records, Tract numbers 56A, “The Brown Company”; MOU; Dusek-Bartlett tracts; 3, 4 (Dusek), 1 (DeHaan)
1934-1937
6
Land Acquisition Records - 1938-1940
1938: Brown, DeHaan, Bartlett; 1939: Dusek; 1940: tracts 59, 55, 50, 51, 53, 24, 23, 20, 9, 10, 44, 36, 39, 34, 31,41 and 6
1934-1941
6
Land Acquisition Records - 1941
Progress Records, Tract numbers 40, 25, 29, 26A, 27, 28, 28A, 33, 32, 32A, 38, 45, 35 35A, 42, 48, 7, 62, 65, 66, 70, 71, 75, 57, 58, 54, 22, 13, 16, 17
1934-1941
6
Land Acquisition Records - 1942
Progress Records 15, 15 ABC, 47, 30, 18, 14, 12, 8ABCD, 49, Lena Hallenger letters
1941-1942
6
Land Acquisition Records - 1943-1948 and undated
1943:15 DEFG, 26; 1944: three letters re: Lena Hallenger; 1947-48: three letters re: Helen Brown, and $24k check issued her (she was deceased); No date: Lena Hallenger records
1934-1948
6
Land Acquisition Records - not sorted by year
Progress Records, Tract numbers 26, 82, 34, 34 ABCD, 35A, 36, 42, 43, 44, 45
1941-1943
6
Land Acquisition Records - not sorted by year
Progress Records, Tract numbers 30, 3, 4, DeHaan, Cowan, Brown
1935-1942
Subseries 2: Land Acquisitions - Box Elder area
Documents record land transactions authorized by the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 in the Box Elder area for additional land base for additional enrollment of landless indians. Documents are labeled “Reproduced at the National Archives – Pacific NW Region” and stamped “NASW RG 75, Ft. Belknap, Land Acquisition Project Files, 1937-47." Boxes 397
1934-1950
Box
7
Historical Documents - Envelope #1, Box 397
Bakers, Bowery, Beckers, Brown, Dusek, Bartlett, Washington National Insurance Company; Letters dealing with the State of Montana land exchange.
1934-1941
7
Historical Documents - Envelope #2, Box 397
Tribal Resolution for reciprocal use of lands, Daniels ownership; letters with State of Montana regarding leasing agreement on State owned lands; proposed exchanged cannot be consummated in as much as the Constitution of Montana is affected; Dusek, Clark, Cobb, Banister, Brown, Christiansen, Bronson, Bartlett, Boyce, Scheberle, Corcoran, Troy, Williamson; Senate Bill No. 52.
1935-1947
7
Historical Documents - Envelope #3, Box 397
Letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Chicago Illinois re: statistical analysis of population of Rocky Boy’s Reservation; memo re: Mining Lease-Tribal Lands in favor of Keith Abel; Bowery, Pratt, Walker; leases and lease applications; letters from State of Montana Board of Equalization; Sticka, Warrings; Christiansen, Holst, Delp, Rosenbaum, Stafford, Bronson, Stewart, Dobbie; Project Plan – Rocky Boy’s Reservation; letters re: supporting additions to reservation land base “Rocky Boy Indian Resettlement Project”; letters re: enrollment of landless Montana Indians at Rocky Boy Agency; clarification documents defining “ward” and “non-ward” Indians.
1934-1950
7
Historical Documents - Envelope #4, Box 396
This envelope is empty. Collection notes indicate the folder was empty prior to being scanned.
7
Historical Documents - Envelope #5, Box 396
Tract #2, Cowan; DeHaan, Beaver Creek Park controversy, Tract #6, 7, 8,8ABCD, 21, 21A,26, 18, 15,15ABCDEFG, 17, 49, 47, 38, 30, 26A, 26, 12, 14
1936-1946
7
Historical Documents - Envelope #6, Box 396
Pratt, Rosenbaum, Frame, Hallenger, Gens, Kisserow, Delp, Corcoran
1941-1946
7
Historical Documents - Envelope #7, Box 396
Delp
1943-1945

Series IV:  Regional Water System, 1986-2002Return to Top

1.0 linear feet

Digital copies of all materials in this series are available at this url: https://tinyurl.com/yby2zgmh

Largely background information such as memoranda of agreement and legislation.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
Miscellaneous
1986-1997
8
Correspondence
Department of Interior re: Tribal Water Rights Settlements and Allottees, Proposed Policy; Symposium on Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims, wrap-up presentation.
2000
8
Sample Agreement
Bureau of Reclamation Agreement between the United States of America and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
2000
8
Sample Agreement
Cooperative Agreement between Bureau of Reclamation and the Ogalala Sioux Tribe
undated
8
Water Right Claim Examination Rules
2000
8
Rosebud Land Use and Environmental Codes
e-mail about land use codes, but codes not included in file.
2000
8
Rocky Boy / North Central Montana Regional Water System Publicity
1999 and 2002
8
Memorandum of Agreement between the Indian Health Service and the Chippewa-Cree Indian Tribe
1989-1991
8
Memorandum of Understanding between and among Representatives of the Chippewa Cree Tribe and Non-Tribal Community Water Supply Systems forming and ad hoc coordinating committee for the Rocky Boy / North Central Montana Regional Water Supply System
1995
8
Memorandum of Understanding among the State of Montana and the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation and the United States
1994
8
Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement and Water Supply Enhancement Act of 1999
1999
8
Senate Report 106-200 / Legislative History
1999
8
An Act Ratifying a Reserved Water Rights Compact Among the State of Montana, The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, and the United States of America
1997
8
Compact of Self-Governance between Rocky Boy's and Bureau of Indian Affairs
1995
8
Agreement between Rocky Boy's and Bureau of Reclamation
final working draft
1999
8
Annual Funding Agreement between Rocky Boy’s and Bureau of Reclamation
1999
8
Release of Claims Against the United States
2002
8
Annual Funding Agreement for 1999 between the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the United States of America
1999
8
Annual Funding Agreement between the Gila River Indian Community and the Bureau of Reclamation
1998
8
Re: Deeds transferring water rights, land and water rights (Sailor’s, Corcoran’s, Brown Co.,)
notebook Table of Contents reads: Memorandum on Rocky Boy Water Rights
undated

Series V:  Compact Drafts, 1990-2001Return to Top

2.0 linear feet

Digital copies of all materials in this series are available at this url: https://tinyurl.com/ybtag9tf

Documents, notes and drafts related to the the creation and ratification of the Water Rights Compact.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
9
Babbitt Issue Papers
1997
9
Damages Research / Legal and Economic Analyses
1993 and undated
9
Settlement Workbook
1992 and undated
9
Background Documents January 6 1997 Meeting
1994-2001
9
Meeting with Objectors to Rocky Boy Compact. Havre and Big Sandy, Montana. January 10, 2001
1994-2000
9
Team Briefing Papers re: Background of Indian Water Rights
9
Tribal and State Compacts
1996
9
“Summarizing the Milk River Water Supply Study” Spiral Bound, Special Report
July 1990
9
Water Supply Augmentation Work Group, 5/92 Spiral Bound, Interim Report
March 1992
9
Non-Indian Water Needs/Hydrology Work Group
9
Tribal Needs Work Group
April 1992
9
Environmental Work Group
1990
9
Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee Meetings in 1991, 1992 in Billings and Great Falls re: Milk River
10
Motion In Limine and Support Brief; Motion to Approve Compact and for Summary Judgment Dismissing Objections and Supporting Brief
title of binder reads "Book 2 of 2". The binder starts with Exhibit 8 and goes through Exhibit 15
1990-2001
10
Chippewa Cree tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation Tribal Negotiation Team: Federal Issues Notebook
1995-1996
10
Rocky Boy's Settlement Notebook
Probably Kim Gottschalk's notebook of draft versions and suggested revisions.
1997-1998
10
H.R. 3658 Hearing September 23, 1998
1998
10
Rocky Boy's Water Rights Settlement
Kim J. Gottschalk's settlement notebook
1994-1995
10
Reference Documents for Volume 1: Rocky Boys Settlement Compact Tribal Legal / Technical Working Draft Volume 2 – December 16, 1996
1995-1996
10
Rocky Boys Settlement Compact Tribal Legal/Technical Working Draft
January 5, 1997
10
Rocky Boys Settlement Compact Legal Working Group Draft
January 3, 1997; Revised January 31, 1997

Series VI:  Research, 1992-1999Return to Top

13.0 linear feet

Digital copies of all materials in this series are available at the following url: https://tinyurl.com/ycalhkhm

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
Rocky Boy Litigation Database Index
1992-1993
11
Tribal Information: Water Code
undated
11
Authorities - Boundary Waters Treaty
1909
11
Authorities to Settlement
copies of several published sources
undated
11
Authorities - Bureau of Indian Affairs Regulations re: Indian Irrigation Systems
1982 and undated
11
Authorities - Department of Interior Criteria and Procedure
1990-1991
11
Authorities - Indian Water Codes
Comprehensive Code of Justice of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. Fort Peck Reservation, as amended
1989
11
Arbitration
Copy of June 1994 article in Arizona Attorney entitled Cave Arbitration
1994
11
Barbara Cosens - Indian Water Rights Settlement Conference
copy of remarks by Cosens at conference.
1993
11
Clean Water Report
August 2, 1994 copy of Clean Water Report, a publication of CJE Associates.
1994
11
Ford Foundation Project
Correspondence and draft. Indian Water Rights: Negotiating the Future. A Ford Foundation Project to Enhance Tribal Participation in Resolving Water Disputes in the Southwest.
1993
11
Indain Water Law
Blueprint for Reform: The Commissioner's Plan for Reinventing Reclamation. Also includes articles from the journal Rivers and Policy Studies Journal.
1993
11
HYDROSS Information
Water supply study - HYDROSS Model of the Milk River Basin
1993
11
Montana Bill Drafting Information
circa 1994
11
Montana Water Law
includes journal articles
1984-1990
11
Municipal, Rural and Industrial Water System Information
1994
11
Groundwater
1987 article from Natural Resources Journal
1987
11
Municipal, Rural and Industrial Water Supply - Off Reservation Source Information
1994
11
Scoping Documents / Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
1994
11
Sunchild Remarks on Water
1994
11
Publicity - Montana Magazine
1993
11
Authorities - Indian Dams Safety Act of 1993
copy of S. 442
1993
11
Authorities - Montana Rules of Evidence 408 (Comprise)
1992
11
Authorities - Tribal Constitution and Bylaws
1935
11
Authorities - Montana SB 310 Late Claims Study
1994
11
Authorities - Waiver / Release of Claims
1988-1990 and undated
11
Decisions - State Court Verification of N-Indian Claims
1954-1991
11
Related Cases - Sage Creek
1984
11
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Engineer Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects
April 1991
11
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Hydroelectric Project Licensing Handbook
December1991
11
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Rocky Boy's
FERC Project 3574. Tiber Dam Hydroelectric Project, Marias River, Liberty County, Montana. Project description and supporting information for first stage of consultation.
1992
11
Resource Mediation - Hydropower Project Information
1992-1993
12
Resource Mediation - American Arbitration Association
published guidelines for arbitration
1992-1994
12
Resource Mediation - Blackfeet Negotiation Information
1990-1993
12
Resource Mediation - Common Ground - Eileen Shore
1986 and 1993
12
Resource Mediation - Ft Belknap Negotiation Information
1991
12
Legal Memos - Attorney Notes
1991-1994
12
Legal Memos - BIA: Funding for Enlargement of Bonneau
1994
12
Legal Memos - Briefing Paper
1991
12
Legal Memos - MOU: Blackfeet, Chippewa Cree and Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes
undated
12
Legal Memos - MOU: Rocky Boy's and BIA, Billings Office re: Quantification
1985-1992
12
Resource Related Cases - Land Acquisition - Turtle Mountain Chippewa Public Domain Allotments
1953-1955 and 1992
12
Resource Related Cases - Land Acquisition - Anna Nichols Estate
1992-1995
12
Resource Related Cases - Land Acquisition - Raymond Tow (1 of 2)
1984-1990
12
Resource Related Cases - Land Acquisition - Raymond Tow (2 of 2)
1987-1989
12
Resource Related Cases - Gila Valley (Arizona), Healing v. Jones
1987-1989
12
Resource Related Cases - US v. Aageson, Complaint
1979 and 1991
12
Resource Related Cases - Tribal RT: Use for Any Purpose
1985-1992
12
Research - Tribal Water Marketing
1985-1992
12
Legal Memos - Tribal Water Rights
1991-1993
12
Legal Memos - Tribal Resolutions
1993
12
Legal Memos - Water Compact Draft: State of Montana / Ft Belknap / Rocky Boy's
1992
12
Legal Memos - Water Quality
1990
12
Reports - Analysis, Household Ability and Willingness to Pay
circa 1995
12
Reports - BIA Safety of Dams, comments on Bonneau Dam
1987-1991
12
Reports - BIA Safety of Dams, comments on Bonneau Dam
1991-1992
12
Reports - Continental HYDRO Assessment at Tiber Dam
1996
12
Research - Corcoran Ditch Tract Information
1936 and 1996
12
Reports - Economic Benefits [Local Secondary Benefits from the Proposed Settlement Agreement]
1993-1994
12
Reports - East Fork Damsite
circa 1994
12
Reports - McKusick / Water Use
includes document entitled "Summary of Economic Aspects" prepared by Northwest Economic Associates
1992
12
Reports - Miscellaneous Technical Data
1992 and undated
12
Reports - Missouri River Report
1996
12
Reports - MR and I Plan Formulation
1994
12
Deposition of Arthur H. Roth, Jr.
1994
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings
1999
13
Meeting Notebooks - David Hayes [Counselor to the Secretary of the Interior]
1997
13
Meeting Notebooks - unlabeled [Water Rights Negotiating Committee?]
1997
13
Meeting Notebooks - November 3-5, 1997
1997
13
Meeting Notebooks - Tribal Legal / Technical Work Group, Working Draft, May 1-3, 1996
1996
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - Agendas
1992-1996
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - April 10, 1997 (Great Falls)
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - April 24-25, 1997 (Boulder)
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - May 5-7, 1997 (Great Falls)
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - July 30, 1997 (Havre)
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - Federal-Water Rights Task Force, September 5, 1997 (Washington, DC)
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - Joint Federal Tribal Task Force on Water Funding, October 6-7, 1997 (Phoenix)
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - With David Hayes and Pam Williams, November 19, 1997
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - December 16, 1997 (Great Falls)
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - Joint Federal-Tribal Task Force, December 17, 1997 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
1997
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - January 20, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - January 26-27, 1998 (Washington, DC)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - February 17, 1998 (Havre)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - February 24-27, 1998 (Washington, DC)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - March 3, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - April 28, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - May 11, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - June 2, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - July 7, 1998 (Havre)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - July 21, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - August 18, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - With Senator Burns, August 18, 1998 (Billings)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - September 15, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - H.R. 3658, Opening Statement of David Hayes, September 23, 1998 (Washington, DC)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - October 20, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - October 23, 1998
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - November 17, 1998 (Great Falls)
1998
13
Phase II, 1999 Meetings - Water Rights Negotiations with Blackfeet, December 7, 1998 (Helena)
1998
13
Meetings - Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission, December 9, 1998 (Helena)
1996
13
Meetings - Tiber Pipeline Ad hoc Committee
1996
13
Meetings - Reserved Water Right Compact Commission
1994-1995
13
Research - Legal Memoranda
This large file includes legal memos, including extensive documentation, on the topics of: Rocky Boy's Permanent Homeland, Rocky Boy's Water Rights, Rocky Boy's Statute of Limitations' Problems with Water System, and Review of Rocky Boy's Historical Documents.
1994-1996
13
Research - Priority Dates, General Research
This large file includes a memo entitled "Summaries of Arguments for Increased Water Rights for the Rocky Boy's Reservation" as well drafts and apparently final versions of a document entitled "Priority Dates for Water Rights Claims of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation."
1992-1994 and undated
13
Research - Priority Dates, Boundary Acts and Legislative History
1908 and 1974
13
Research - Priority Dates, Memo by Biggs
includes oral history transcripts
1992
13
Research - Priority Dates, Water Rights Negotiating Team Agenda, September 9, 1993
1993
13
Research - Priority Dates, Mescalero Briefs
1986 and undated
13
Research - Priority Dates, by E. Albeita
undated
13
Research - Priority Dates, Congressional Records
undated
14
Research - Meeting Notebooks
A) Tribal Negotiating Team Meeting December 17-20, 1996 Federal Documents Grey 3 ring binder; B) Y. Knight Rocky Boys Notebook for Meetings on 9/26-28/96 Billings MT Blue 3 ring binder; C) Y. Knights Rocky Boy Notebook for Meetings on 9/9-10/96 Blue 3 ring binder; D) Ad Hoc Committee Meeting August 8 & 9, 1996 Grey 3 ring binder
1996
14
Research - Federal Issues Notebooks
A) K. Gottschalk notebook; B) Y. Knight notebook
14
Research - RB Gen Info Folder
Tribal Water Marketing: Report prepared in Conjunction the 1995 Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Water Rights Claims
14
Untitled
info regarding water funding task force, regional water meetings, federal team
14
Untitled
spiral notebook, miscellaneous documents Folder: Pipeline
14
Untitled
original drafts and working drafts of documents
14
Discovery 3
Discovery 3: Rocky Boy Objectors; Clear cover, 3 ring binder
14
Second copy of Discovery 3
Purple 3 ring binder
15
Phase II Western Area Power Association
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – Phase II Western Area Power Association Black 3 ring binder; B) WAPA AUTHORITY STATUTES Blue 3 ring binder; C) Alternative Funding - WAPA
15
Bonneau Dam & Reservoir- Draft Enviro Assessment
15
Phase II –S. 1899 – 105th Congress
15
Phase II – S. 1771 – 105th Congress
15
Federal Negotiations Notebooks III
Green 3 ring binder
15
ABA Annual Water Law Conference materials
A) Background Data re S. 1899 hearing June 24, 1998 Green 3 ring binder; B) RB Water Rights Research - Phase II - Outlines of RB Speakers; C) 17th Annual Water Law Conference: Evolving Federalism in Water Law and Policy San Diego, CA
February 1999
15
Phase II – Related Cases
A) In re Adjudication Rights in Gila River; B) Adjudication Rights of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe; C) Regional Water Project
15
Phase II – Negotiating Teams for Indian Water Rights Settlements
16
Research Done By Karen Parish Re: Bert Corcoran
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – Research Done By Karen Parish Re: Bert Corcoran; B) Loose packet of land exchange documents re: Sailor, Corcoran
16
Cases
16
Work Drafts
Issue Papers – Nik
16
John A. Nelson v. C & C Plywood Corp.
Re: Blackfeet and Gros Ventre Tribes
16
Todd Araujo Re: Tribal Cultural & Intellectual Property Rights
16
Todd Araujo Re: Tribal Cultural & Intellectual Property Rights
Todd Araujo Re: BOR’s Final EIS on the Reclamation Reform Act
16
Statute of Limitations/T. Little Axe
16
Outline: Legal Arguments Concerning Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Water Rights Priority Date
16
Issue Papers Ron – Legal Memorandum
16
Related Cases
A) Arizona v. San Carlos Apache; B) General Adj. of …the Big Horn System…, Wyoming; C) Arizona v. San Carlos Apache; E) Arizona v. San Carlos Apache
16
Chippewa Cree Tribe et al. v. U.S., No. 92-675L
A) Proposed Ft. McDowell Water Settlement B) Ft. McDowell settlement briefing document C) Ft. McDowell Water Settlement
16
Chippewa Cree Tribe et al. v. U.S., No. 92-675L
16
Related Cases – In Re: Applicability of 85-2-217 MCA to individuals
17
Attorney General’s Documents Re Fort Peck Compact Subbasin
White 3 ring binder
17
Compact Commission & Supporting Documents
White 3 ring binder
17
Research Memos
Black 3 ring binder
17
Research Memos: Index Volume II
Blue 3 ring binder
17
Appendix 1 Proposed Decree of the Tribal Water Rights
17
Plaintiffs’ Responsive Assessment of the Arthur Andersen Reports Relative to this case
Black Spiral notebook
17
Research Memorandum of Law on Phase I Trial on Liability Issues by Walter Echo-Hawk, May 20, 1986. Muckleshoot Tribe v. Puget Power and the City of Auburn, Washington
17
Motion to Discuss Objections and To Approve Fort Peck – Montana Compact
17
Research for Legal Subcommittee
18
Research
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – General research: MRI pipeline – Environ. Assessment funds; B) Indian Water Rights, Univ. of Arizona –General Research; C) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – General research: “A History of the Rocky Boy Res.,” Wessel; D) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – General research: FERC Appl.: Tiber Dam Proj. #3574-MT, 3/93
18
Claims material
18
Material from Rick Dauphinais
18
Research
18
General Research
A) Reclamation Facilities Transfer Act H.R. 1232; B) General Research; C) General Research: Competing Non Indian water rights; D) General Research
18
Tribes Draft Compact
19
Research
A) Winters Doctrine Articles; B) Winters Doctrine Articles; C) Research/Legal Memos Discovery: BIA Expert Reports; D) Research/Legal Memos Issues List
19
Research
A) Water Rights – Native American; B) Research/Legal Memos – PL638 K and Procurement Requirements; C) Research /Legal Memos Priority Date-Claims; D) Research/Legal Memos Related Case Memos; E) Research/Legal Memos Settlement Agreement Draft
19
Montana v. US.: Pleadings – Supreme Ct; 84-333
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Research – Reports – NCMRWS Needs Assessment & Feasibility; B) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Research/Reports PIA Assessments; C) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Research/Reports Pending Litigation Affect. Ind. Water Rts.; D) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Research/Reports Plan Formulation Ft. Totten; E) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Research/Reports SOD – Senate Reports; F) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Research/Reports Technical Information; G) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Research/Reports Water System Alternative
19
Montana v. U.S.: Pleadings – Supreme Ct; 84-333
20
Research
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – Final Order of the BNRC establishing water res./Ft. Peck Dam, 7/92; B) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – Final Environmental impact statement for water res./Ft. Peck, 1/92; C) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – Application for Reservations of Water
20
Research
A) Federal Reserved Water Rights: Aboriginal Water Rights; B) Federal Reserved Water Rights: Implied Water Rights, 1916; C) Federal Reserved Water Rights: Reservation Water Use History; D) Fed. Res. Water Rights: Quantification; Ground water; Storage rights; E) Federal Reserved Water Rights: Claims – Public Domain; F) Federal Reserved Water Rights: Admin. Water rights on res.
20
Attorney Research: Permanent homeland & storage rights
20
T. Labin Research memo re: Inadequate Water system claim
20
Attorney Research: Permanent homeland & storage rights
21
Phase II – Attorney Research
21
Research – Legal memoranda – Water Quality Standards (RB)
21
Research – State’s Draft Compact
21
Reserved Water Rights: Articles on tribal history
21
Untitled
A) Attorney notes: Duffy meeting, 12/1395 (AM/PM); B) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights –General Research: DOI Criteria & Procedures; C) Master Index for Documents re Water Supply at Fort Assiniboine; D) Material from October 8-9, 1993 meeting; E) Bismarck meetings, September 1993; F) Storage Research; G) Acquired Lands Water: Confidential: 1990 Fact Finding Report of the Fed. Negotiating Team – General Research
21
Research re Advocacy/Deposition/Expert Skills
A) Administrative Advocacy Skills; B) General Trial Advocacy Skills; C) General Information re deposition Practice; D) Experts
21
Research – Fort McDowell Water Rights Settlement Agreement
Blue binder
21
Untitled
Spiral “Draft & Confidential Appendices to Damages Assessment for the Rocky Boy’s Reservation Water System by Carlson, Of Dornbusch & Co., Inc. May 1994 ***excellent information on the Submarginal Lands Program; B) Spiral “Draft & Confidential Attachments to Damages Assessment for the Rocky Boy’s Reservation Water System, by Carlson, of Dornbusch, Inc. August 1994 ***excellent compilation of historical documents, well indexed
22
General Research – Assumption of Duty (2 of 2)
22
General Research – Assumption of Duty (1 of 2)
22
Research –Working Draft Notebooks (1/97)
22
General Research
A) Thomas Wessel Report; B) Misc technical data; C) Case research; D) Assessment notebook, 1992
23
Related Cases – Fort Peck Compact Subbasin documents
23
Related Cases – Gopher, et al., v McGillis, et al.
23
Related Cases – US & Pyramid Lake v. Orr Water Ditch Co.
23
Montana Water Law Notebook
23
Guidebook & Videotape for Montana Water Court
23
Mashpee Recognition 560161 – Research – 108th Congress
23
YTK’s Copies/Notes/Research
23
YTK’s Copies/Notes/Research

Series VII:  Correspondence and Research, Phase 2, 1998-1999 and undatedReturn to Top

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Box
24
Research – Federal-Tribal Water Funding Task Force
24
Research – Water Marketing
24
Enron Corporation
24
Research
24
Research – Attorney Notes
24
Research – Attorney Notes – S. 438 106th Congress
24
North Central MT Regional Water System Feasibility
this folder is empty
24
Research – Related Cases – Oglala Sioux Tribal Water Code
24
Publicity RB/North Central MT Regional Water System News
24
Other - Miscellaneous
24
Research – Separation of Power doctrine
24
Settlement – Legislative History of the Rocky Boy Settlement Act
A) 6/24/98 Senate Hearing on S. 1899; B) Robert Anderson’s Testimony re S. 1899 on 6/24/98; C) Chris Tweeten’s Testimony re S. 1899 on 6/24/98; D) Ben Nighthorse Campell’s Testimony on 6/24/98; E) Bruce Sunchild’s Testimony re H.R. 3658 on 9/23/98; F) David Hayes’ Testimony re H.R. 3658 on 9/23/98; G) Barbara Cosens’ Testimony re H.R. 3658 on 9/23/98; H) 6/30/99 Senate Hearing on S. 438; I) Jim Morsette’s Testimony re S. 438 on 6/30/99; J) David Hayes Testimony re S. 438 on 6/30/99; K) Chris Tweeten’s Testimony re S. 438 on 6/30/99; L) 7/1/99 Legislative Hearing on H.R. 795; M) David Hayes’ Testimony re H.R. 795 on 7/01/99; N) Jim Morsette’s Testimony re H.R. 795 on 7/01/99; O) Chris Tweeten’s Testimony re H.R. 795 on 7/01/99; P) John Dootlittle’s Testimony re H.R. 795 on 7/01/99; Q) Roger St. Pierre’s Testimony re S 1899 on 6/24/98
24
Correspondence – 1998 Correspondence/Draft Legislation
24
Research - Fact Sheets on Water Rights Settlement Acts
1998-1999
24
Research material
24
untitled
Affadavit of Ronald Billstein, Jim Morsette; maps of Key Settlement relationships of CCT Rocky Boys’ Indian Reservation; Appendix 3 (not updated) sent to Ms. Knight from Sarah Bond

Series VIII:  Related Cases and Miscellaneous, 1990sReturn to Top

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box
25
Attorney Notes – Settlement Workbook, Tribal Response to State’s Counteroffer
25
Settlement Material - Confidential Damage Assessments - Damages Assessment for the Rocky Boy’s Reservation Water System prepared for the Chippewa Cree Tribe by Dornbusch & Company, 8/24/94; Appendixes included
25
Settlement
A) Government Dept. of Interior Guidelines; B) Federal Government Fed. Reg.: DOI Policy re Indian Water Rights; C) Federal Claims re Milk River Water; D) Claims Against US; E) Storage; F) Alternative Water Diversion Plans; G) Milk River Joint Negotiations
25
Related Cases
A) General Related Cases B) Blackfeet v. Watt C) Montana Water Adj.: Northern Cheyenne D) Ft. Hall Settlement Agreement E) Ft. Peck Settlement Compact F) Ft. Peck Expert Proposal G) Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes v. Montana H) Salt River Indian Water Rights Settlement I) Ft. Berthold Irrigation Assessment J) Bitz v. Acting Billings Area Director, BIA K) Walker River Paiute comments re: CA-NV Compact
25
Related Cases
Montana Dept. of Fish & Wildlife v. Water Ct. of MT (2 copies)
25
Related Cases – Bureau of Land Management and State of MT
25
Related Cases – Contract re: Jim Parris
25
FOIA Request

Series IX:  Correspondence , 1981-2002Return to Top

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First two boxes of this series include correspondence between NARF and CCT, Blackfeet Tribes and billing to consultants regarding Milk River Basin and Missouri River Basin.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
26
Correspondence
A) 1984 Correspondence; B) 1983 Correspondence; C) 1982 Correspondence; D) 1981 Correspondence
26
Correspondence
A) 1995 Correspondence: July - December; B) 1995 Correspondence: January - June
26
Attorney Contracts
A) Client Agreements: B) Budget and Funding Information: C) Requests for Proposals: D) Tribal Resolutions
26
Case Management
A) Rocky Boy Tribes Contracts: B) Reports/BIA: C) ANA Reports: D) Consultants – FY 94 and FY 95 Budget Projections: E) Consultants – FY 94 and FY 95 Budget Projections: F) Consultants – FY 94: G) Case Management FY 92 Budget: H) Consultants – Budgets – U.S. Dept. of Interior: I) Case Management – Rocky Boy’s Assistance Proposal 1985: J) Case Management – Tribal Resolutions
26
Consultants
A) Bateridge: Proposals, Contracts & Invoices; B) Bateridge: Reports
26
Dornbush: Correspondence & Contracts
A) Dornbush: Proposals, Contracts & Invoices; B) Consultants: Dornbush; C) floppy disk, draft report
27
Correspondence
A) 1992 Correspondence: January - March; B) 1991 Correspondence: October – December
27
Correspondence
A) 1991 Correspondence: January – July; B) 1991 Correspondence: August – September
27
Correspondence
A) 1990 Correspondence; B) 1989 Correspondence; C) 1988 Correspondence
27
Correspondence
A) 1987 Correspondence; B) 1986 Correspondence; C) 1985 Correspondence
28
Correspondence
A) Correspondence – State Attorney General re: Water Court Proceed; B) Correspondence – Judge Bruce Loble; C) Correspondence – Federal Team Tasks; D) Negotiations Summary/Compact Comm.; E) State Permit Process
28
Correspondence
A) 1994 Correspondence: November – December; B) 1994 Correspondence: June – December (good historical document); C) 1994 Correspondence: January – May
28
Correspondence 1995, (March – December, out of sequence)
28
Correspondence
A) 1993 Correspondence: January - June; B) 1993 Correspondence: July – December
28
Correspondence
A) 1992 Correspondence: September – December (good Settlement Summary); B) 1992 Correspondence: April - August
29
Phase II - Correspondence
29
Phase II - Correspondence
A) 1997 Correspondence: March – April; B) 1997 Correspondence: January – February
29
Phase II - Correspondence
1996 Correspondence
29
Phase II - Correspondence
1996 Correspondence
29
Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission
A) Mt. Res. Water Rights Compact Comm., 1995; B) Mt. Res. Water Rights Compact Comm., 1983-1994
30
Phase III - Correspondence
A) Correspondence -2000; B) Correspondence -2000
30
Phase II – 1999 Correspondence/Draft Legislation
January 1999
30
Phase II – 1999 Correspondence/Draft Legislation
February 1999
30
Phase II – 1999 Correspondence/Draft Legislation
A) March - May 1999 – Correspondence/Draft Legislation; B) June 1999 – Correspondence/Draft Legislation
30
Phase II – 1999 Correspondence/Draft Legislation
October - December 1999 – Correspondence/Draft Legislation
31
Correspondence FY 2002
A) File #2; B) File #1
31
Correspondence FY 2001 File #5
31
Correspondence FY 2001 File #4
31
Correspondence FY 2001 File #3
31
Correspondence FY 2001 File #2
31
2000 Correspondence
32
Discovery - Draft Discovery 6
32
Discovery - Settlement Parties Responses to Interrogatories
32
Objector’s Notice of Objection and Request for Hearing
binder
32
Discovery – Interrogatories to Settlement Parties
32
Discovery – Objectors Response to Interrogatories
A) Objectors Response – Lyle & Barbara Ophus; B) Objectors Response – Keith B. Rhodes; C) Objectors Response – Verna Wadell Trust; D) Objectors Response #2 – Verna Wadell Trust
32
Legal Proceedings – Draft Pleadings in Water Courts of MT
32
Phase II – Case Management
A) Case Management; B) ANA Application Letter & Resolution; C) Resolution
32
Correspondence - 2001
32
Research
A) Rule 54(b) Cert. for Interloq Appeal; B) Legislative History – 1908 Act Report
33
Research
Attorney Notes
33
Research
A) Constitution & Bylaws of the Chippewa Cree; B) Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Corporate Charter
33
Research
Standing
33
Research
Summary Description of Water Right
33
Research
Responses to Compact Objections
33
Research
A) Meetings FY 2002; B) Meetings FY 2001; C) Meetings FY 2000
33
Research
Public Meetings
33
Research
1/10/01 Meetings w/ Objectors in MT
33
Research
A) Correspondence FY 2002 – File #7; B) Correspondence FY 2002 – File #6; C) Correspondence FY 2002 – File #5
33
Research
A) Correspondence FY 2002 – File #4; B) Correspondence FY 2002 – File #3

Series X:  Consultants, circa 1880s-1990sReturn to Top

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box
34
Wright Water Engineers
34
Tiller Research
A) Tiller Res., Inc.: Indices to documents & maps; B) Tiller Res., Inc.: Evaluation of reports; C) Archival documents (Chapter 6 footnotes); D) Archival documents (Chapter 4 footnotes); E) Historical Documents
34
Parker
A) Alan Parker: Proposals, Contracts & Invoices; B) Parker: Correspondence; C) Parker: Reports
34
Shaffer
Mark E. Shaffer; Proposals, Contracts & Invoices; B) Mark E. Shaffer: Groundwater Resources of RB Res
34
Stetson Engineering
A) Stetson Engineering: Proposals, Contracts & Invoices; B) Stetson Engineering: Reports
34
George Waters
A) George Waters/Contracts; B) George Waters/Correspondence
34
Nicklason: Rocky Boy’s Land 1930’s
34
1940's
34
Nicklason: Jeralyn’s Notes re: land and water documents
34
Tiller Res. Inc. – Historical Study…Priority Date…Water Right 1860- 1916
34
Alan Parker Reports
Parker Report/Park III Social Cost-Benefit Anal. & Eval. of Econ Loss at Cheyenne River
35
Dornbush: Drafts – Damages Assessment… 8/24/94
35
HKM Technical Workbook
35
HKM Correspondence
35
HKM: Proposals, Contracts & Invoices
35
HKM
A) HKM Report/Rocky Boy’s MR&I Incremental Const Analysis; B) HKM Report/Rocky Boy’s/North Central MT Regional Water Supply System: Contract For Engineering Services 6m414.105; C) HKM Report/Riparian Areas; D) HKM /Research for Legal Subcommittee; E) HKM/By-Pass Release Schedule Settlement Process Rocky Boy’s Settlement; F) HKM/Water Right Claim W210806; G) Rocky Boys Post and Pole Plant Dioxin Evaluation
35
HKM
A) Draft Proposal for Engineering Study & Environmental Assessment of Rocky Boy’s Rural Water Supply System (2 copies); B) Missouri River Paleo-Channel as a Sustainable Source of Supply for Irrigation Use
35
HKM
A) HKM: Reports; B ) HKM: Reports; C) HKM Reports/draft admins. Working draft
35
HKM
A) HKM: Reports; B ) HKM: Reports; C) HKM Reports/draft admins. Working draft
36
HMK
Yvonne Knight’s Working Files
36
A Historical Study of the Chippewa Cree 1860-1916
36
Tiller Res., Inc.
A) Estab. Priority Date for a Reserved Water Right…; B) Rocky Boy Res. Post 1916 Water Rights & Usage (empty folder); C) Tiller Research Inc.: Proposals, Contracts & Invoices; E) Anthropological Study…A History of Joint Migrations, Water and Land-Use By The Assiniboine, Cree, Chippewa and Métis in the Northern Plains from Pre-Historic Times to 1879
36
HKM Report/Appraisal Level Study
36
HKM: Work Drafts
37
HKM
A) (EPA) Final Report: RB Post and Pole Site: B) RB Post and Pole Plant…Final Trial Burn Rpt., v1 of 4; 10/10/95: C) RB Post and Pole Plant…Final Trial Burn Rpt., v2 of 4; 10/10/95
37
HKM-EPA reports documenting cleanup by U.S. (1 of 2)
A) RB Post & Pole Plant…Final Trial Burn Rpt., v 3 of 4; 10/10/95; B) RB Post & Pole Plant…Final Trial Burn Rpt., v 4 of 4; 10/10/95; C) EPA Final Reports: OSC Report; D) EPA Final Reports: Closeout or termination report; E) EPA Final Reports: Chippewa Post & Pole Site
37
HKM
A) HKM: Appraisal Level Irrigation Water Plan; B) HKM: Post & Pole Plant Dioxin Evaluation; C) HKM: Miscellaneous Reports 1. North Central Montana Regional Water System Feasibility Study (2 copies) 2. Reconnaissance Ground Water Study for Water Rights Negotiations 3. Groundwater Evaluation of the Madison Limestone (3 copies)
37
untitled
A) A Historic Study of the Mescalero Apache Tribe 1848-1883; B) Water Rights Investigation Rocky Boy Indian Reservation Montana
37
Morrison-Mairele Reports
A) Morrison-Maierle: Phase I, Inventory of Water Resource; B) Water Resources Evaluation – Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, Montana Phase I November 1974
38
Dornbusch
Spiral Bound: Draft & Confidential, Attachments To Damages Assessment for the Rocky Boy’s Reservation Water System, prepared for the Chippewa Cree tribe, Nik Carlson, David M Dornbusch & Company, Inc. August 1994.
Copies of documents and letters from 1908-1949, re: disposition of military reservation of Fort Assiniboine; letter from Frank Linderman;
38
Dornbusch
A) Secondary Impacts from the Proposed Settlement Agreement (draft); B) Spiral Bound: Preliminary Analysis Framework for Determining Historic Irrigation Damages; C) Dornbusch: Draft List Legal Res. Group Res. Topics…; D) Dornbusch: Misc. Reports and Drafts
38
Consultants
Draft: Attachments to Damages Assessment for the Rocky Boy’s Reservation Water System
38
Dornbusch: Damages Reports
Appendices to Damages Assessment; Preliminary Analysis Framework for Determining Historic Irrigation Damages; Damages Assessment; Preliminary Damages Assessment; Miscellaneous documents   (all spiral bound)
39
Nicklason - Rocky Boy’s Water Rights, 1900-1860’s
39
Nicklason - Vic Martino
39
Water Rights
Nicklason: Proposals, contracts & invoices; B) Nicklason: Reports, 1920s Land Documents: Abstract of Titles, Hill County; C) Nicklason: Tribal Resolutions, 1928-1953 Transcriptions, verbatim, of the Tribal Council meetings. Discourse between John Courchane, Mr. Shotwell, Mr. Liggett, Charley Mosney, John Parker, Ind, Day Child, Shorty Youngboy, Samat, Chief Goes Out, Dan Sadler, W. Morrisette, Fine Bow, Wolf Child and others. Questions posed by Elders on many issues; D) Nicklason: Reports
39
Water Rights
Nicklason: Historical Research, 1930s (some 1920s); Letters detailing the Indian Reorganization Land Acquisition
39
Water Rights
Nicklason: Historical Research, 1940s, 50s, 60s; Land exchange documentation

Series XI:  Attorney Notes and Reports, circa 1995-1998Return to Top

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box
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B. Sheldon research memo re: 1997 Legislation addressing water Permitting and changes Cause No. 080
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untitled
A) Negotiation Research; B) General Research – 1878 20 US Stat 145; C) State Land Transfer; D) Settlement Research; E) General Research
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Treaties and Statutes pertaining to MT Indian Reservations
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Review of Historical Docs. By J. DeCoteau
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Handwritten notes (on legal tablets)
Attorney Notes: Albeita 2. Attorney Notes: Luebben 3. Attorney Notes: General Notes 4. Attorney Notes: Damages Research 5. Attorney Notes: Anderson 6. Attorney Notes 7. Attorney Notes.
not digitized
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Attorney Notebooks
A) Rocky Boys Settlement Compact Tribal Legal/Technical Working Draft – 12/16/96 Volume 1 – Yvonne Knight; B) Rocky Boys Settlement Compact Tribal Legal/Technical Working Draft – 12/16/96 Volume 1 – YTK Notes RE: Articles I - III; C) Rocky Boys Settlement Compact Tribal Legal/Technical Working Draft – 1/05/97 Volume 1 – Yvonne Knight
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Working Notebook – 1995
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untitled
Compact – Tribe’s/State’s Versions B) Compact – Tribe & State Comments 11/96
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Phase II
Tribes’ Revisions – Draft 4/20/98; B) Legal Counsel’s Revisions 6/9/98
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Kim J. Gottschalk
A) Rocky Boys Water Rights Miscellaneous – Kim J. Gottschalk; B) Rocky Boys Water Rights Ground Water Research – Kim J. Gottschalk
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Kim J. Gottschalk
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights On Reservation Claims – Kim J. Gottschalk; B) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Joint Pipe – Kim J. Gottschalk; C) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Research Memos – Kim J. Gottschalk
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Kim J. Gottschalk
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights History Papers – Kim J. Gottschalk; B) Rocky Boy Water Rights IHS System – Kim J. Gottschalk
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RB’s Phase I – YTK’s Working Notebook - 1997
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Yvonne’s Working Notebook – Kim’s Copy
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Legal Working Group research for the North Central/Rocky Boy’s Regional water Supply System – April 18, 1997 File Copy
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Water Rights Compact
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Compacting Tribal Legal/Technical Working Draft – 12/16/96
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Tribal Negotiating Team Meeting December 17-20, 1996 Federal Documents, Yvonne Knight
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Task Force Materials
43
Research by Sean Cogley on Priority Dates and Beneficial Use
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Bear Paw Resources Alliance
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Research/Resource Mediation
A) Research/Resource Mediation – Montana Compact Commission; B) Research/Resource Mediation – N. Cheyenne Information; C) Research/Resource Mediation – N. Cheyenne Water Rights Compact; D) Research/Resource Mediation - Public Hearing 1993
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Fact Finding Report of the Federal Negotiating Team for Settlement of the Reserved Water Rights of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation
(3 copies)
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untitled
A) Rocky Boy’s Legislative Notebook – Yvonne Knight, February 1998; B) Materials for Washington, DC Meetings – Yvonne Knights, December 7-10, 1998; C) 1/26-28/99 Washington, DC Meeting; D) Rocky Boy’s Legislative Notebook – Kim Gottschalk
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untitled
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Settlement – Background Documents; B) Team Briefing Papers re: Background of Indian Water Rights; C) Land Claims; D) WAPA Authority Statutes
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untitled
A) Municipal, Rural and Industrial (MR&I) Water Supply System Needs Assessment Prepared for the Bureau of Reclamation US Dept of Interior by HKM Engineering January 1996 (3 copies); B) Municipal, Rural and Industrial (MR&I) Water Supply System Needs Assessment Prepared for the Bureau of Reclamation US Dept of Interior by HKM Engineering Preliminary Draft September 1996
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Constitution & Bylaws of the RB
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Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation Tribal Negotiation Committee/Federal Issues Notebook
loose notebook
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Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Issue Papers
loose notebook
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Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Federal Negotiations Notebook – Volume I
loose notebook
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Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Federal Negotiations Notebook – Volume II
loose notebook
45
Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Working Notebook – 2/97
loose notebook
45
RB/s Phase II – Sample Compacts and Court Information
loose notebook
45
Rocky Boy’s Water Rights – Indian Water Rights Settlement Acts & Compacts
loose notebook
45
Drafts - Ad Hoc Bills
loose notebook
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Oglala Sioux Tribal Environmental Review Code
loose notebook
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Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Settlement Compact Legal Working Group Draft 1/3/97; Revised 1/31/97
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Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Settlement Compact Tribe’s Proposed Amendments of 2/12/97 To Final Compact of 2/6/97
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Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Settlement Compact Final Amendments to Compact of 2/26/96

Series XII:  Legal Proceedings, 1990sReturn to Top

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Box
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Extra Copy of Mot. In Limine & Sum Judg – File #2
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Discovery - Revisions to Interrogatories
A) YTK Revisions to Interrogatories, Correspondence; B) SB Revisions to Interrogatories, Correspondence
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Draft Discovery 5
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Draft Discovery 4
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Draft Discovery
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Draft Discovery
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Legal Proceedings, Volume I
In the Water Courts of the State of Montana Upper & Lower Missouri River Divisions, Native American Rights Fund
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Legal Proceedings, Volume II
In the Water Courts of the State of Montana Upper & Lower Missouri River Divisions, Native American Rights Fund
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Legal Proceedings, Volume III
In the Water Courts of the State of Montana Upper & Lower Missouri River Divisions, Native American Rights Fund
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Legal Proceedings, Volume IV
In the Water Courts of the State of Montana Upper & Lower Missouri River Divisions, Native American Rights Fund
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Legal Proceedings, Volume V
Rocky Boy’s Water Rights Adjudication Legal Proceedings (130241) In the Water Courts of the State of Montana Upper & Lower Missouri River Divisions WC-2000-01, Native American Rights Fund

Series XIII:  Litigation, 1990sReturn to Top

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Technical Report Compiled for the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact
Commission, Compact Settlement Between The Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission and the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation and the United States
48
Motion In Limine and Supporting Brief; Motion To Approve Compact and for Summary Judgment Dismissing Objections and Supporting Brief
48
Sample State Court Documents
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Discovery - Final Interrogatories for Objectors

Series XIV:  Settlement Material, 1996Return to Top

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Settlement Material
A) Rocky Boy Water Rights: Tribal Response to State’s Counteroffer, 7/8/94; B) Rocky Boy: Settlement Material – Settlement Workbook; C) Rocky Boy Confidential Fact Finding Sheet
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Settlement Material
A) Missouri River Reports (empty); B) Rocky Boy: Basin Settlement; C) Rocky Boy: Reserved; D) Rocky Boy: Miscellaneous; E) Rocky Boy: Interested Parties
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Negotiations
A) Drafts; B) Tribe Settlement Draft; C) Meetings
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Other
A) Rocky Boy Water Rights: Other (Pembina Judgement Fund Claim)
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Materials for Rocky Boy Tribal Negotiation Mtg. Oct 9-11 1996
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Settlement
A) Settlement Compact Working Draft 4/29/96; B) Settlement Compact Working Draft 4/5/96; C) Binder: Tribal Legal/Technical Work Groups, Working Draft for April 23/24 Meeting 4/22/96
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Settlement Compact Working Draft 5/7/96
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Rocky Boy Water Rights Settlement Working Draft 5/10/96
clipped papers
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Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy Reservation Settlement Workbook Tribal Response to State’s Counteroffer
binder
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Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy Reservation Settlement Workbook Tribal Response to State’s Counteroffer
binder

Series XV:  Miscellaneous, 1930s-1990sReturn to Top

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box
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Land Acquisition Records: not sorted by year
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Land Acquisition Records
1934; 1935; 1936; 1940
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Consultants
A) Albers & James: Proposals, Contracts & Invoices Rocky Boy’s Water Rights; B) Albers & James: 1985 Reports
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Research
A) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights –Montana Law: Water Court Proceedings B) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights –Montana Law: McCarren Amendment C) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights –Montana Law: Gen. Stream – Jurisdiction Over Indian Water Rights D) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights –Montana Law: Water Court rules/Case law E) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights –Montana Law: Law Review Articles F) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights –Montana Law: Miscellaneous information G) Rocky Boy’s Water Rights- Montana Law: General Stream – Water Court decrees
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Research
Montana Law: Title 85 – Montana Water Statutes
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Research
Pick Sloan/T. Little Axe
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untitled
A) Miscellaneous Statutes; B) Research/Legal Memos; C) Tribal Information: Miscellaneous
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untitled
A) Rocky Boy’s Historical Documents: Cree-Assiniboin-Chippewa-Metis Territorial Use & Occupancy in Montana 1830-1882; B) Rocky Boy’s Historical Documents: Eli Guardipee’s Story; C) Rocky Boy’s Historical Documents: Historical Index; D) Rocky Boy’s Historical Documents: Historical Summary; E) Rocky Boy’s Historical Documents: Summary Review of Historical Documents
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Miscellaneous Extra Copies
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Land Acquisition Project
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HKM Well Logs
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HKM Well Logs
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Montana Law: State Water Statutes
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Miscellaneous Loose Documents
Examples of documents include: U.S. War Department; Department of the Platte Records, General Correspondence, January – April 1865, District of Iowa, SC 927, Montana Historical Society Library; E.g. Handwritten letter from Frank Burke to his father, 1882
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Tiller Exhibits
Newspaper Excerpts – MT State Historical Society: A Historical Study of the Chippewa- Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana; Archival Documents Examples of documents include: A) Montana Historical Society, The Valier Valerian, May 8, 1933 Newspaper Articles; B) Montana News Association Inserts, April 30, 1934; C) Ft, Assiniboine Correspondence, 1888-1904, Montana Historical Society Library; January 11, 1889, MICRO 54, U.S. Army

Series XVI:  Maps, undatedReturn to Top

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Maps: Historical, 1-99
A) Resource/Articles, Map: Rocky Boy’s; B) Rocky Boy’s Historical Documents; C) Resource/Articles, Map: Ft. Assiniboine; D) Maps: Historical, 1-99
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Maps: Dept. Of Interior, 100 series
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Maps: Morrison-Maierle, 200 series
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Maps: Stetson Engineering, 300 series
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Morrison-Maierle: Phase II, Present & Future Water Req., 1979
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HKM Report/Riparian Areas
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Appendices to Compact
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A History of the RB Reservation by Thomas Wessel
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Maps: HKM & Associates, 400 series
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Maps: Alternative water diversion plans, 500 series
53
Maps: Other, 600 series
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Maps: Blank maps, 700 series
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Loose Misc Maps

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Water resources development--Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana
  • Water rights--Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana
  • Corporate Names :
  • Federal Negotiating Team for the Rocky Boy's Reservation
  • Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission
  • Geographical Names :
  • Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Native American Rights Fund