Butte de Morale, near present day Harvey, North Dakota, is a well-known landmark to Turtle Mountain Chippewa and Red River Metis hunters.
The butte gets its name from a battle between the Metis and Sioux. During the fight, one of the Metis -- a man maned 'Morale' was killed. The Metis named the butte "Butte de Morale", or Morale's Butte in his honor.
This location was a favorite hunting location for both the Chippewa and Metis, and a camp was located near the base of the butte. One of the largest herds of buffalo was known to frequent this area and all along the Sheyenne River valley.
A collaborative effort of members of the Ojibwe and Metis communities