Gros Ventre
Skilled buffalo hunters of the plains, the Algonquian-speaking Gros Ventre (Grgw Van' tru), "big belly". were once members of the Blackfeet Confederacy . They now share the Fort Belknap Reservation in northern Montana with the Assiniboine. Gros Ventre call themselves AH-AH-NE-NIN meaning the White Clay People.late 1600's Gros Ventres plit from the Arapaho tribes.By late 1700s, they allied with the Blackfeet. Around this time, and again in early 1800s, smallpox decimated the Gros Ventre tribe.1878, they settled on Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana after becoming hostile enemies with the Blackfeet in 1861.
Fort Belknap The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is located in northcentral Montana. The reservation is the homeland of the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine people.
Gros Ventre About the Gros Ventre by: Kristine A. Lang
Gros Ventre of Montana Short profile and a related bibliography.
Fort Belknap Tribal Council  
Gros Ventre & Assiniboine tribes  
Curtis Collection Notes by ES Curtis on the Atsinia commonly designated Gros Ventres of the Prairie 27-Oct-99