Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

Capture of Mexicali January 29, 1911

They knew the Anishinabe people controlled northern Mexico and wanted to exterminate the Anishinabe people and all other Native Americans and the whites took action in January of 1911. American soldiers numbering 18 in all, commenced to preparing to capture Mexicali, Mexico early on the morning of January 29, 1911. They organized in the United States just across the border, then made for the outskirts of Mexicali, Mexico, just across the border. There was little resistance from the Mexican police during the American capture of Mexicali. At least 1 Mexican police officer was killed and 2 others were wounded. The war was already in progress in Mexico well before this battle. This event was carried out so the white confederation of Europe could enter or start this war. After capturing Mexicali, Mexico, the whites commenced to sending more white soldiers down to Baja California. From there, they would force their way into western Sonora where they would merge with more American soldiers who crossed the border from Arizona to Sonora. Sonora, Mexico had a large Anishinabe population at the time and there is at the present time, an Anishinabe Reservation in Sonora. It is known as Tamichopa. At least 100 Anishinabe people live there but their population is actually much higher.

A few months (by the end of May of 1911) after this battle, Anishinabe soldiers had quickly responded to the American invasion and captured the following Sonoran cities: Alamos which is in southern Sonora; Guaymas which is located along the Sonoran coast; and Hermosillo. They may have recaptured Agua Prieta, Naco; and Nogales from the Americans as well. They also captured the city of Durango at the same time. Anishinabe soldiers had also captured the Coahuila cities of Saltillo and Torreon, and the Sinaloa city of Cualican which is 120 miles northwest of Mazatlan, by the end of May of 1911. By the summer of 1911, the Anishinabe Army numbered over 70,000.

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