Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
The Battle of Pensacola November 7-9, 1814
This battle was fought near where present day Pensacola, Florida is located. After defeating the Southern Anishinabe Confederation at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, the whites next focused their attentions on Anishinabe controlled Florida. General Jackson headed an invasion force of over 4,000 white soldiers into northern Florida. After the large white military force of over 4,000 soldiers was assembled in Fort Montgomery in early November of 1814, they proceeded to march to the Pensacola region to attempt to take Florida from the Anishinabek. Upon their arrival to the Pensacola region, the whites attempted to negotiate with the Indian leaders by claiming that they wanted to occupy the old forts in northern Florida peacefully. Their peaceful gesture was turned down.
After being refused entry into the old forts in northern Florida, the large white military force forced their way into the old forts in northern Florida, excepting one that was destroyed by the Indians. Very few casualties occurred when the large white military force commenced to occupy the old forts. About 15 white soldiers were killed or wounded. The Anishinabek had no uses for forts. Anishinabe ogimak in northern Florida knew that the whites were there to stay, then probably commenced another massive migration of Indians from Florida, down to the Caribbean Islands and South America, after the whites reoccupied those old forts.
More of the Indians living in what is now the southeastern United States, including the southern Anishinabek, fled to Florida after the so called Creek War ended in 1814, and towards the west, into Louisiana and Texas. The whites were so gone with it they told Spanish leaders they could once again reoccupy Florida after the events occurred in the Pensacola, Florida region. For the next 28 years constant war followed in Florida. It was more a guerilla war than the regular war.