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Battle of Bad Axe


Still continuing on with their will to live on, the fleeing Anishinabek were caught by the Americans and Dakotas at the Mississippi River just south of the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, east of present day Minneapolis-St. Paul, and what followed was not good for the fleeing Anishinabe people, who were attempting to avoid what they knew their evil white brethren wanted to do to their race. This group of Anishinabe people was obviously attempting to flee to Minnesota which isn't surprising of course. Anywhere from 150 to 250 Anishinabe people were massacred by the evil Americans and Dakotas at this battle, after they attempted to peacefully negotiate or surrender. They wanted to go to their kinfolk in Minnesota but the whites refused the offer. Instead of accepting their peace offers, the evil Americans commenced to wage war on them. Afterwards, the evil Americans eventually had their way and the surviving Anishinabek who lived in southern Wisconsin and Illinois, who were defiant against the American demands to stay rather than leave, finally agreed to stay.



It didn't matter anyway because most of the Anishinabek who participated in that 1832 exodus, reached their destinations. That be Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and the Kansas region. This August 1-2, 1832 massacre, is historically referred to as the Battle of Bad Axe. In the weeks following this massacre, the Dakota allies of the Americans, brought in 68 Anishinabe scalps to their American ally and 22 captured Anishinabek. Anishinabe ogimak in Minnesota punished the Dakotas soon after this tragedy. Dakota and American soldiers would retaliate in the Fort Snelling massacre. White casualties in this massacre were 5 killed and 19 wounded. Dakota casualties are unknown but they were eventually dealt a severe beating by the enraged Minnesota Anishinabek for siding with the whites.



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