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February 20, 1813 Battle of Salta

Again another battle was fought in the north of Argentina, as the Anishinabe Army pused on with their war effort to liberate many of the Indian Nations in that region of South America, from white subjugation. This battle was fought near where present day Salta, Argentina is situated. It is considered to have been a part of the Alto Peru Campaigns. In January of 1813, Anishinabe soldiers commenced their march towards the Salta, Argentina region. Their ogimak knew they were dominating the war and were eager to fight a battle for control of the north of Argentina. That battle would be fought near Salta of course and was another decisive Anishinabe victory over the white confederation led by England. White casualties were 493 killed in the battle, and 2,786 taken as prisoners. Anishinabe soldiers also forced the white soldiers to hand over to them, over 2,000 guns and 10 cannons. With this victory, the Anishinabek controlled the north of Argentina to the Rio de la plata. They still had to deal with the whites who were using the Pacific Ocean to land their soldiers along the west coast of South America.

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