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Chippewa Cree Tribe secures 280 acres of the Sweet Grass Hills for historic preservation


The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Wednesday signed a purchase agreement for 280 acres of the Sweet Grass Hills, with Chippewa Cree Business Committee Vice Chair Ted Whitford saying Wednesday that the tribe wants to preserve the land.

“We don’t want it to be destroyed — because it has cultural significance to our tribe and other tribes in this region,” Whitford said.

He said the purchase included eight different properties totalling approximately 280 acres of land.

The signing took place at the First American Title Company in Shelby.

Whitford said t...

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