Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
The March 21, 1784 Battle of the Catalina River
Supposedly after the battle at Fort Tucson, a force of 49 whites (that includes 30 of their Indian allies) commenced to following the fleeing Anishinabe soldiers who had just stolen their cattle, and got into a battle with them. They claim they killed about 14 Anishinabe soldiers in the battle and wounded an unknown number. White casualties in the battle are unknown. Again Anishinabe soldiers continued their dominance over the whites of Arizona. It was reported that the whites decapitated the heads of the 14 Anishinabe soldiers who were killed in this battle, then brought them back to their fort to hang on the forts walls. It only enraged the Anishinabe soldiers who controlled that region, all the more.