Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
April 5, 1818 Battle of Maipu
This is yet another battle considered by historians to have been a part of the Chilean War of Independence but was yet another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America. This battle known historically as the Battle of Maipu, was a turning point in the war along the west coast of South America. Anishinabe soldiers numbering over 5,000, battled a white army of over 5,000, and soundly defeated the white army. This battle allowed the Anishinabek to control much of the western coast of Chile. Anishinabe casualties were heavy in this battle. They included over 1,000 killed and wounded. White casualties were heavier. They included over 2,000 killed and wounded, as well as some 3,000 captured, or the entire white army was annihilated. Peru came under Anishinabe control also after the Anishinabe Army won this battle. This battle was fought very near Santiago, Chile, which was the most important white settlement in Chile. It fell to the Anishinabe Army.