The October 5, 1855 Battle of Toppenish Creek
Historians claim this battle was the first in the so called Yakima War. Some 300 Anishinabe soldiers and their allies soldiers, assembled just before October 5, 1855, to battle the invading whites who had illicitly signed treaties with the native tribes of Oregon and Washington, which illicitly ceded Anishinabe controlled land to the United States. On October 5, 1855, the Anishinabe soldiers attacked a small forse of 84 American soldiers who were better armed than they. Anishinabe soldiers inflicted 22 casualties on the small American military force. At least 5 of the American soldiers were killed in the battle. Anishinabe casualties were 2 killed and 4 wounded.