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Battle for Los Angelas
A serious of minor battles were fought in the Los Angelas region starting on September 22, 1846, for control of the Los Angelas region. Historians claim that the Califonios battled the invading Americans but we can't exclude the Chinese and, of course, the Anishinabek who were involved in a war in the Los Angelas region which went back years before the 1846-1848 Mexican-American War commenced. American marines and sailors invaded the Los Angelas region by warships of course. Some of the few battles the Americans lost in this war occurred in the battles for control of the Los Angelas region. Casualties were few. What stands out about these battles and proves Indians or Chinese soldiers fought them, is the use of the lance (spear) by the so called Californios soldiers. Anglo white Americans had been granted a land grant covering 48,000 acres in the Los Angelas region, in the 1820s. They claim the grant was validated by Mexico in 1828 but we know better. It was probably granted to the Anglo white Americans, by Spanish whites living in the Los Angelas region. The event probably led to the Anishinabe soldiers stationed in the Nevada-Utah region, launching military offensives in the Los Angelas and San Diego region, in the late 1820s or early 1830s. However, Anishinabe soldiers were most likely fighting the white invaders there in the late 18th century.
September 22-30, 1846 Siege of Los Angelas
On August 13, 1846, a force of American marines and sailors had sailed into the Los Angelas region. They waited patiently off shore while planning for the capture of the small Indian settlement of Los Angelas. Led by Captain Archibald H. Gillespie, 50 American marines made landfall then captured Los Angelas without any fighting or casualties. It is very obvious that the Indians did not have any inclination of what the whites were up to. The Spanish whites living in Los Angelas, gave the go ahead to allow the Anglo white Americans to capture Los Angelas. Soon after they were allowed the green light, the 50 white soldiers quickly built a small fort and then named if Fort Hill. That is what led Anishinabe ogimak to form a small force to battle the white invaders. The Anglo whites enforced a martial law as well which went further into causing widespread unrest. Anishinabe soldiers launched an assault on Fort Hill on September 22, 1846, and kept the fight up for quite some time. After an ultimatum was sent to the white invaders to get out of Los Angelas within 24 hours, the Americans agreed to do as they were instructed. They still had the fear of the Alamo in them. The 50 American marines fled to their ships off shore and the Siege of Los Angelas ended on September 30, 1846, without any casualties. However, the white invaders knew they had already won the battle for control of the Los Angelas region. They knew there were few Anishinabe people in the Los Angelas region, and that the Anishinabe soldiers were still using bows and arrows and the spear, while they had the revolver. They would not wait long before trying to recapture Los Angelas.
September 26-27, 1846 Battle of Chino
After losing the Siege of Los Angelas, the white invaders patiently waited for more reinforcements to arrive. Meanwhile, a force of 50 Anishinabe soldiers surrounded an adobe ranch house some 30 miles due east of Los Angelas on September 26, 1846, then launched an assault on the house in which 27 white militia were barricaded in, early the next morning. Benjamin Davis Wilson was their leader and probably one of the white conspirators who allowed the American marines to capture Los Angelas. The 27 white militia were obviously on the run. In the battle that followed, Anishinabe soldiers wounded 3 white militia and captured the remaining 24. They appear to have agreed to kill them all but they knew many of them were married to local woman. They had to first think of their loved ones then decided to let them live. Anishinabe casualties were 1 killed and 2 wounded.
October 7, 1846 Battle of Dominiguez Rancho
Again the white invaders launched another military offensive to attempt to recapture Los Angelas. A force of 200 American soldiers led by Captain William Mervine, battled a much smaller force of Anishinabe soldiers numbering around 50, and were routed by them. Anishinabe soldiers killed 14 of the Americans and wounded 2. Anishinabe casualties were 0.
January 8, 1847 Battle of Rio San Gabriel
By this time (early January of 1847) more American reinforcements had arrived to the Los Angelas region, from the San Diego region. When they reached the Los Angelas region, they numbered nearly 700. They were led by Robert F. Stockton and Steven Watts Kearney. It was Stockton who led a force of over 660 American soldiers back to the Los Angelas region, in late December of 1846. On January 7, 1847, they discovered a small force of Anishinabe soldiers located along the San Gabriel River. On the next day the American soldiers commenced to cross the river and were attacked by the brave Anishinabe soldiers who numbered near 160. The American soldiers used their cannons and revolvers, to charge the brave Anishinabe soldiers battling them. It eventually drove the brave Anishinabe soldiers away with heavy casualties. Anishinabe casualties were 80 killed and wounded. White casualties were 8 wounded.
January 9, 1847 Battle of La Mesa
This was the last battle for control of the Los Angelas region. After the January 8, 1847 Battle of Rio San Gabriel, another battle was fought which is known historically as the Battle of La Mesa, the next day. American soldiers numbered nearly 500, while Anishinabe soldiers numbered nearly 300. Again the white soldiers easily won this battle using their superior weapons. Anishinabe casualties were 15 killed and 25 wounded. White casualties were 1 killed and 5 wounded. I suspect that the Anishinabe soldiers fled into the mountains just east of Los Angelas, to carry out guerilla warfare tactics against the whites in the Los Angelas region, after this battle ended. After bringing the Los Angelas region under white control, for some reason the whites focused most of their attention on California, in the San Francisco and Sacramento region, or northern California. That may have been because of gold but we can't exclude the obvious Anishinabe population living in the mountains of southern California. It wasn't until the 1880s, when the whites commenced to send large numbers of white settlers to the Los Angelas and San Diego region.