Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
October 2, 1814 Battle of Rancagua
This is yet another battle considered by white historians to have been a part of the so called Chilean War of Independence but was just another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America. It was a very busy year in 1814, for battles between the warring peoples. Anishinabe ogimak wanted to bring the west coast of South America under their control but the task was not an easy one. The same can be said for the Rio de la Plata where the whites were capable of keeping their military presence and people there. A force of over 600 Anishinabe soldiers attempted to capture Santiago but were driven off in defeat. White soldiers were the more numerous in the battle (they numbered over 1,200) they won. Again Anishinabe ogimak dealt with another loss but they refused to end the war for control of South America. The whites had successfully fought off the brave Anishinabe soldiers but the Anishinabe people had brought much of what is now Chile under their control.