Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
November 28, 1815 Battle of Sipe Sipe
This battle is considered by historians to have been yet another battle of the so called Alto Peru Campaigns, or the Argentine War of Independence but was really just another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America. For quite some time the war zone shifted from the north of the Rio de la Plata, to the west coast of South America (that be in the Chile region) but by late 1815 the war was intensifying. That was because of the white confederation successfully preventing the Anishinabe Army from controlling the west coast of Chile. Meanwhile, the whites had been sending more reinforcements to South America. In November, the white confederation led by England, had raised a force of over 5,100 soldiers to attempt to regain a foothold in Upper Peru (Bolivia) which is just east of extreme northern Chile, where a large Anishinabe presence was located. The whites defeated the smaller Anishinabe Army (they numbered as many as 3,500) and regained a foothold in Upper Peru. Anishinabe casualties were heavy. Their casualties were 2,000 killed, wounded, and captured.