Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

1761 Southern English Military Campaigns

Unable to stop the constant military raids the brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation were carrying out on the southern whites, the southern English raised up another military force but this time it was larger. Under James Grantís command were over 2,600 English soldiers and even some of their Catawba and Cherokee allies, who were specifically ordered to attack any southern Indian villages (peaceful or warlike) to take them out of the war or persuade them to stay out of the war. Most of the southern Indian villages attacked and destroyed by the large southern English military force were from the Cherokee (peaceful) evidently, if you believe white historians that is. At least 15 Indian villages were attacked and destroyed in 1761, as well as large supplies of food, and food crops also. The larger English military force did succeed in creating a peace with the southern Anishinabek, by destroying their food supplies and much of the weapons they depended on, but they did not conquer them. Anishinabe ogimak knew their fellow Indian brethren were looking out for themselves and could care less for the Indian cause. They did not want to fight their fellow Indian brethren while they fought the white invaders. Ogima Pontiac would change their military plans for the better for those Indian peoples who sided with the Anishinabek.

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