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The Battle of St. Louis May 25, 1780


It was in 1763 when the Spanish proceeded to occupy the former French trading post (it was really a white military fortification) at what is now the St. Louis region, in the State of Missouri. After Pontiac was assassinated, the enraged Anishinabe ogimak had ordered large numbers of their brave soldiers to wage a war against the Illini Anishinabek (it was a civil war) down in the Illinois region. The Illini were definitely getting on the wrong side of the already enraged Anishinabek. After the Anishinabe soldiers reached the northern Illinois region, they commenced to wage a war of retaliation against the Illini. They eventually defeated the Illini then took their Illinois land from them. After forcing the Illinois region under Anishinabe control, the military commanders of the Anishinabek targeted the Spanish trading post (it was really a white military fortification) at St. Louis, to attempt to destroy it. On May 25, 1780, a force of Anishinabe soldiers launched an assault on the white military fort of St. Louis, but they were not capable of capturing the white fort. The Spanish and their Indian allies, had superior weapons and the safety of a strong military fort. However, the Anishinabek did kill and capture 92 of the forts inhabitants.



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