Stone Child College

"Stone Child College", black & white photograph, 2001, 8" x 10", price: $50 includes shipping & handling

"Stone Child College" is a tribally controlled community college which is named after Chief Rocky Boy.¹ The college offers programs of study that lead to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees and Certificates as authorized by the Commission of the Northwest Association of Schools and College. The increasing number of students and, the deteriorating condition of the college's main building led to the building of a new campus at Bonneau Village, about four miles from Rocky Boy Agency. The new college campus includes student housing, a multipurpose building and a new community library. The centerpiece of the campus is the cultural center.

1) Although the names "RockyBoy" and "Stone Child" are both not translated correctly, they became common. The correct translation of Chief Asiniwyin's Chippewa name is "Stone Man" (translated by Duncan Standing Rock, who is a great-nephew of Rocky Boy.) One of the reasons for the wrong translation of the Chief's name was, because early translators on his reservation spoke Cree and English, but had less knowledge of Chippewa.

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