Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
August 2, 1867 Battle at Fort Kearny
Once again Americans probably set brave Ojibway Soldiers up to use their new weapons against them. On Friday August 2, 1867 anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 Ojibway Soldiers caught wind to some 31 American Soldiers leaving protection of Fort Kearny, who commenced to form their wagons into a deliberate circle shape, in order to defend themselves, and use their new weapons on a much larger Indian military force. Battle of Fort Kearny was a part of Mullan Road War. A list of Mullan Road War battles is above. Battle of Fort Kearny ended this conflicts first part. Battle Near Fort Ellis resumed it. Historians claim that this battle lasted some five hours but they may have been deliberately misleading their message. It probably took 31 American Soldiers only a few short minutes to possibly an hour, to kill and wound close to 300 (accounts from white soldiers who fought in this battle claim 100s of Indian soldiers were killed, while Indian accounts claim up to 50 to 60 Indian soldiers were killed) brave Ojibway Soldiers. American casualties were only 7, with five being killed.
After Battle of Fort Kearny, Ojibway leaders agreed to negotiate with American leaders about ending that conflict. On April 29, 1868 a treaty (Fort Laramie Treaty) was signed which ended this conflict. New Reservations were established with two treaties signed later in 1868. On September 1, 1868 a treaty was signed with Ojibway leaders in Montana which established what white historians term Turtle Mountain Reservation. They more commonly name it Blackfeet Reservation. It (that September 1, 1868 treaty) was ratifid by Ojibway leaders. Read that treaty's text and you'll notice discrepancies. Then on September 24, 1868 Virginia City Treaty was signed. It was ratified by Ojibway leaders. It established a vast Reservation in southwestern Montana known as Lemhi Shoshone Reservation. A very small portion of Lemhi Shoshone Reservation is located in Idaho. Ojibway leaders probably knew they were lied to by Americans. Both those September 1868 treaties, were not ratified by a United States government that intentionally lied. Great Sioux Reservation is bogus. Only one battle of this war was fought in South Dakota. It's a cover-up to conceal Turtle Mountain Reservation in Montana and Lemhi Shoshone Reservation also in Montana. It also deals with that infamous 10¢ an acre Treaty. Little if any fighting happened in 1868. After Ojibway leaders found out about being deceived, they resumed war.