Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Battle for New Mexico
What is now the State of New Mexico, was one of the locations during the so called Mexican-American War, where a great many battles were fought. Anishinabe people colonized the Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah region at least 1,000 years ago and were civilized when the 1846-1848 Mexican-American War commenced. Many had fled to the mountains after the whites brought the Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah region, under their control around 1600. They are known as the Apache and Navajo. A series of battles were fought after the Americans invaded the New Mexico region in 1846. The first was at Santa Fe. Anishinabe soldiers had brought the Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah region, back under their control just before they brought Mexico under their control, around 1820. Colonel Steven Watts Kearney led a force of 1,700 American soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to the New Mexico region soon after this war started. Anishinabe ogimak were unaware of the invading American soldiers and not prepared to battle them as well.
August 15, 1846 Capture of Santa Fe
From Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, did some 1,700 American soldiers produce themselves in New Mexico illegally. Colonel Kearny led them to Santa Fe, which was the most important settlement in New Mexico. Within Santa Fe were both Spanish whites and Anglo Whites who allowed the American soldiers to take Santa Fe without any fighting. Soon after the Anishinabe ogimak living in New Mexico learned about the force of invading American soldiers, they commenced to prepare their brave soldiers to battle the invading white soldiers who snuck in to New Mexico not detected by their scouts.
December 25, 1846 Battle of El Brazito
A few months after the 1,700 American soldiers were invited in to Santa Fe by Spanish whites and Anglo whites, were the Anishinabe ogimak willing to send their brave soldiers out to battle the white invaders. They first did negotiate with the invading Americans about having the white invaders peacefully leave their domain. However, the whites knew they had already won this war which is titled, the revolver. They were not going anywhere. After the peace negotiations ended, Anishinabe soldiers were sent out to battle the white invaders. Supposedly a force of 850 American soldiers led by Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan, were ordered to commence a march to the Mexican city of Chihuahua but a force of 1,100 Anishinabe soldiers attacked them. Either history is correct or the Anishinabe soldiers were attempting to prevent the American soldiers from bringing more of their domain under white control. In the battle which was fought on December 25, 1846, the white soldiers easily defeated the larger Anishinabe military force. Anishinabe casualties were 43 killed and 150 wounded or close to 20% of their total force. Anishinabe military commanders would only allow so many of their brave soldiers to be killed or wounded by the superior weapons of the whites. White casualties are unknown. This battle was fought about 9 miles south of what is now Las Cruces, New Mexico.
January 24, 1847 Battle of Canada
About 1 month after the Battle of El Brazito, Anishinabe ogimak made the decision to attack the city of Santa Fe, where an American military force was hiding out. They raised a force of 1,400 Anishinabe soldiers to specifically attempt to recapture Santa Fe from the white invaders. At Santa Fe, some 400 better armed American soldiers knew that the Anishinabe military would eventually try to recapture Santa Fe, and were prepared for battle at all times. On January 24, 1847, the 1,400 Anishinabe soldiers launched their assault on Santa Fe. As expected it was an American victory. Anishinabe casualties were 36 killed and an unknown number wounded. White casualties were only 2 killed and 2 wounded. This battle was fought near Santa Cruz, New Mexico.
January 24, 1847 Battles for Mora
On the same day the Battle of Canada was fought, another battle was fought at Mora, New Mexico. Before this battle was fought, Anishinabe soldiers had killed 8 illegal white settlers which prompted Colonel Kearney at Santa Fe, to send 80 American soldiers to Mora. Supposedly the 1st Battle of Mora was indecisive but the whites got the better of the brave Anishinabe soldiers. Anishinabe casualties were 25 killed and an unknown number wounded. Whites casualties were 2 killed and 2 wounded. On February 2, 1847, the white soldiers returned to Mora and battled the brave Anishinabe soldiers again. Supposedly the whites defeated the brave Anishinabe soldiers in this 2nd Battle of Mora. Anishinabe casualties are unknown. White casualties were 0.
January 29, 1847 Battle of Embudo Pass
This battle was a part of the so called Taos Rebellion but was really a part of the Anishinabe military offensive to attempt to drive the invading Americans out of New Mexico. This battle is one of the most convincing of all the battles fought in this war, in which the revolver clearly and easily won the battle. White casualties were only 1 killed and 1 wounded. Anishinabe casualties were 20 killed and 60 wounded. Anishinabe military commanders had no choice but to put the welfare of their brave soldiers first, before allowing more of them to be killed or wounded.
February 3-5, 1847 Siege of Pueblo de Taos
Taos was one of the more important Indian settlements in New Mexico and obviously one of the settlements where the Anishinabe ogimak conducted their military efforts against the white invaders. Anishinabe ogimak raised a force of 1,500 soldiers to defend Taos from the white invaders. After the 400 American soldiers reached Taos they commenced to launch an assault. They were not capable of bringing the city to capitulate. This battle would go on for about three days. The white soldiers had the superior weapons and knew the city would eventually capitulate. On February 5, 1847, the city fell to the white invaders. Anishinabe casualties were high in this long battle. Around 150 Anishinabe soldiers and civilians were killed or wounded in the long battle. White casualties were 10 killed and 45 wounded. After this defeat, it is likely Anishinabe ogimak commenced to sending more Anishinabe people, other Native Americans, and blacks to live with the Anishinabe people living in the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico. They are known as the Apache and Navajo.
May 26-27, 1847 Red River Canyon Affair
On May 26, 1847, a force of 200 American soldiers battled a force of 500 Anishinabe soldiers at Red River Canyon, which is in New Mexico of course. This battle would last the better part of two days and was won by the white invaders. Anishinabe casualties were 17 killed and an unknown number wounded. White casualties were 5 killed and 9 wounded.
July 6, 1847 Las Vegas Affair
This battle is considered to have been a part of the so called Taos Rebellion but was really a part of the Anishinabe military campaign to attempt to drive the white invaders out. It was won by the whites who suffered only 3 casualties in this battle. Anishinabe casualties were 10 killed and an unknown number wounded.
July 9, 1847 Cienega Affair
This battle is also considered to have been a part of the so called Taos Rebellion but was really a part of the Anishinabe military campaign to attempt to drive the white invaders out of New Mexico. It was won by the whites who numbered 140 soldiers. They suffered 14 casualties (5 were killed and 9 were wounded) in this battle. Anishinabe casualties are unknown. This was the last battle fought in New Mexico during the 1846-1848 Mexican-American War. However, the New Mexico-Arizona region would be an extremely unsafe place up until the 1890s. The whites did not care for Arizona and New Mexico. Once they seen the land there they quickly grew to hate it. Anishinabe ogimak used the Arizona-New Mexico region to send Indian and blacks to the north of Mexico. That is what led the Americans to war upon the Indians of the Arizona-New Mexico region. Anishinabe ogimak were forced by the Seven Fires Prophecy to continously send Indians to the north of Mexico because they knew the whites wanted to exterminate them.