Kootenai Indians

The Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians

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According to a website about Algonquian Tribes or The Center For Algonquin Culture, the Kootenai People are listed as speaking a language related to Algonquian. They are possibly an admixture of Ojibway and non Ojibway. However, according to some Kootenai People, they have a belief that they originally lived in Michigan which is Ojibway Territory. Their canoes were similar to Ojibway canoes. They may be descended from chief Paul who migrated to western Montana in the late 18th century or early 20th century, from Quebec. He converted to Christianity around 1840 when he was near 90 years old. After he converted to Christianity, he received the baptismal name Paul. The Kootenai could be Ojibway.