Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
May 24, 1822 Battle of Pichincha
Considered to have been a battle of the Ecuadorian War of Independence, the Battle of Pichincha was just another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America. After Anishinabe soldiers had brought northern South America, western South America in the Chile region, and the region north of the Rio de la Plata under their control, and commenced to launch military offisives against the whites in Brazil, they commenced to launch military offensives against the whites in northwest South America, or Ecuador. A force of nearly 3,000 brave Anishinabe soldiers battled a force of nearly 2,000 white soldiers, on the slopes of the volcano Pichincha which is near Quito, Ecuador, and routed them. The victory brought the Quito, Ecuador region under Anishinabe control. Anishinabe casualties were 200 killed and 140 wounded. White casualties were over 400 killed, 190 wounded, and 1,260 captured. The war for control of the Ecuador region had been going on since 1820. After suffering two defeats, the Anishinabe Army finally prevailed with their victory at Pichincha.