Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
On June 16, 1832, a force of 30 American soldiers fought a smaller force of 11 Anishinabe soldiers and annihilated them. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend was fought in extreme southern Wisconsin near where the Wisconsin city of Wiota is now situated. All 11 Anishinabe soldiers were killed in this battle. Only 3 American soldiers were killed and 1 wounded. Those Anishinabe people who lived in southern Wisconsin who wanted to commence the exodus had no choice but to flee up towards the north, where a large population of Anishinabek lived in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Between them and their kinfolk, were the Dakotas who allied with the whites.