Montana Indian Reservation Digging Out After Heavy Snowstorm – Video

5 Oct 2017 – The Chippewa Cree Tribe on Rocky Boys Indian Reservation is slowly digging out after being buried by heavy, wet snow.

The Montana Department of Transportation is clearing the roads, crews are digging out people with medical needs, and the local electric company has restored power to all except about ten homes.

Chippewa Cree Tribal Water Resource Director Dustin White is asking residents to be patient as crews slowly work through the heavy and wet snow.

(According to Wikipedia, the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, located in northeastern Montana about 40 miles (64 km) from the Canadian border, is reported to have 6,177 enrolled members.)

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

9 thoughts on “Montana Indian Reservation Digging Out After Heavy Snowstorm – Video

  1. One would think that Native Americans would have adapted to heavy snow over the 15,000 + years.

    What I see in the picture is/are people who have cars and houses?

    This doesn’t look right.

    • What a crass comment.
      Every human being on this world has a right to the same living standards, possessions, education, property ownership, political rights and freedom of expression, regardless of heritage or ethnicity that is enjoyed by the many in our Energy Civilisation.
      The view is of a community digging its way out of a massive, but very early wet snowfall, the sort of snow which turns readily to ice and dose the most damage to crops and livestock which haven’t been harvested or moved to less exposed locations.
      The Green Warmist view is that thy shouldn’t have the tools and befits of an energy civilisation, they should be as the native Americans were at the start of the Holocene – in the stone age and a life expectancy of 30 years at the most, dependent of climate, famine, disease, and not getting eaten by a North American carnivore, while the so called “Great and the Good tiny minority” look on from their 50” 4K internet connected LCD entertainment systems.

    • That’s because it’s not right. I have well over a dozen different types of of hunting points in my collection, made by different groups of peoples since the LGM. I don’t care how intelligent or rambo type of human you are, you will not survive a N. American or Canadian winter at present on flint and wildlife. I do believe it’s possible near massive amounts of open water where there are more sources of food-herding livestock and fishing. The people who lived in the Midwest and eastern US. from 600 BC to100 AD were wiped out abruptly. We all know what happened in 79 ad. It’s amazing when one studies different things in depth, how pieces of a puzzle come together and lies die. I do believe a major volcanic event wiped out most colder areas around 79-80 AD. Seems everything and every one has it’s time, some a little more some lot less.

  2. Is there a meteorological corollary between amounts of snow and amounts of rain?
    There was an all time snow record broken this July in Australia and an all time rainfall record last week in Queensland Australia.

  3. In the old days, the long houses, would have been up, the weeks supplies stored up, and wait for the bas of the snow too freeze, and then move south for a while to a place of easy snow. Or follow the Buffalo, elk to their grounds, but today, they cannot abandon their property. They have set spots where they have to be. They are stuck as white eyes are.

  4. interesting thing i noticed in the brief clip
    the communities homes are neat and tidy
    in Aus our govt supplies native commun
    ities homes and facilities and the majority of them are trashed rubbish everywhere and often the homes are burnt by occupants ripping out floors to burn for heat, and abandoned.
    shows the massive difference in cultures of nomadic/semi nomadic due to climateearly inhabitants
    ours seem to have not developed much at all, they never made the effort to make portable homes , and never developed cleanlines and care of belongings as they pretty much had nothing but weapons and simple tools for digging holding small amts of food, no clay use apart from rock art and body painting etc.
    explains why even now assimilating is so hard.
    they want the mod cons but dont have the culture to look after what they do get.
    yes a broad brush statement i know, but im looking at broad culture differences from history in general

  5. Laurel, as an Australian and someone who has spent time working with the Australian Aborigines, I can say that they may not take care of white men’s homes but their
    own bush homes are spotless. I think they have not respect for us white people in many cases, so they trash the homes etc. Worth going to the reserves to see how they live when they are responsible for their own housing etc.

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