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Fort Belknap Indian Community

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is an intertribal reservation in Montana which is home to the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre people. The Assiniboine and Gros Ventre are historically distinct tribes with unrelated languages, but under population pressure from the United States in the late 1800's, the Gros Ventre and some Assiniboine bands agreed to settle together on the Fort Belknap reservation, where their descendants live together to this day. The Assiniboines and Gros Ventres of Fort Belknap share a single tribal government.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Fort Belknap tribe and language:

 Assiniboine
 Gros Ventre
 Assiniboine Indians
 Gros Ventre Indians
 Siouan tribes
 Plains Indian tribes

Here are links to other Internet resources about the Fort Belknap tribe:

 Fort Belknap tribal homepage
 Fort Belknap Indian Community
 Ft. Belknap Reservation History
 Wikipedia: Fort Belknap Indian Reservation

And here are a few good books about the Fort Belknap Indians:
 Language Ideologies, Literacy Practices, and the Fort Belknap Indian Community
 Land of Nakoda
 Shared Symbols, Contested Meanings



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