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Letter to the Editor - Fort Belknap name needs to be changed

 

February 26, 2018



Ha midaguyabi (Hello my relatives)

We are writing this letter to inform the people and communities that the Tribal Government Class at Hays-Lodge Pole High School feels there should be a name change for the Fort Belknap Reservation. We did research on the name “Fort Belknap” and came up with these documented facts:

• “Fort Belknap was established on the south side of the Milk River in 1869, one mile southwest from the present town site Chinook. The Fort was named for William W. Belknap, who was secretary of war at the time, under President Grant. The Fort was a sub-station combin...



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