Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

July 24, 1757 Colonel John Parkers Defeat

It was not going well at first to British and French Soldiers, just before that battle and massacre at Fort William Henry. On Saturday July 23, 1757, on orders giving to raid nearby Indians, British Colonel, John Parker, set out from Fort William Henry, to do what he had been ordered to do. Colonel Parkers Defeat was a part of Pontiac's War. A list of Battles of Pontiac's War is below. Colonel Parkers five companies of New Jersey provincials numbering around 350 men, set sail in two bay boats and twenty whale boats, from Fort William Henry to begin their planned mission against their nearby foes. Ojibway Soldiers totaling over five hundred, got very wise to them movements of that small white military force, then set up an ambush of Colonel Parker and his three hundred and fifty men, very next morning. Waiting very patiently for their arrival, Ojibways Soldiers at start of this ancient naval battle, captured three of Colonel Parkers barges, and must have been pleased and anticipating a victory soon to be won, afterwards. After capturing three more British barges, three more British boats appeared suffering a same fate as those earlier British boats had endured. There were still sixteen British boats that had yet to arrive, and they were to regret they had ever taking part in that military adventure. Concealed soldiers from Three Fires Confederation, wasted little time in ambushing those remaining sixteen British boats, after seeing their enemy approach their planned location to attack them.

Under a heavy assault by Ojibway Soldiers who came from shore, British started to retreat from a furious assault from those Ojibway Soldiers. Sensing an easy victory, Ojibway Soldiers, after having seen a retreat of their British enemy away from their furious assault, immediately pursued them fleeing British boats in their canoes. Easily catching up to them slower British boats, Anishinabe Soldiers relentlessly attacked English Soldiers on those remaining sixteen British boats. In a battle that occurred on Sunday July 24, 1757, only four of them British boats managed to escape, while them other twelve boats were captured or were sunk. During that ancient intense battle, Ojibway Soldiers, upon seeing many of their English enemy fall into Lake Champlains water, either deliberately or accidentally, jumped into Lake Champlain to do battle with their English enemy. There were many British Soldiers who had been killed by Ojibway Soldiers while in Lake Champlains waters, which must have been a very terrifying ordeal, yet I assume at least some British Soldiers used that situation as an opportunity to escape successfully. After their victory over their British enemy, victorious Anishinabe Soldiers took nearly two hundred British prisoners away with them to be either enslaved or later killed, or sold back to whites for European goods. Indians had suffered minimal casualties during Colonel John Parkers Defeat. British casualties are more difficult to determine. In fact, results were much different. Most of them two hundred British Soldiers captured by Ojibway Soldiers, were most likely killed later. British had somewhere around 150 of their soldiers killed during that ancient battle, and while they were POWS within Indian communities, they were brought to after they were captured by Anishinabek. Many also became slaves. This battled occurred on Lake Champlain which was then part of Ojibway Territory.

Battles of Pontiac's War

Battle of Piqua

Battle of Jumonville

Battle of Fort Necessity

Battle of Fort Beausejour

Battle of Monongahela

Battle of Lake George

Battle of Fort Bull

Battle of Fort Oswego

Kittaning Raid

Colonel Parkers Defeat

Battle of Fort William Henry

Battle of Bloody Creek

Battle of Snowshoes

Siege of Louisburg

Battle of Fort Carillon

Battle of Fort Frontenac

Battle of Fort Duquesne

Battle of Fort Ligonier

Raid on German Flatts

Battle of Fort Niagara

Battle of La Belle-Famille

Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

Battle of Beauport

Odanak Massacre

Battle of Quebec

Battle of Sainte-Foy

Battle of the Thousand Islands

Siege of Fort Detroit

Battle of Fort Sandusky

English Reinforcements Are Defeated

Battle of Fort St. Joseph

Battle of Fort Miami

Battle of Fort Ouiatenon

Battle of Fort Michilimackinac

Battle of Fort Venango

Battle of Fort Le Boeuf

Battle of Fort Presque Isle

Siege of Fort Pitt

Battle of Bloody Run

September 1763 Ojibwa Defeat

Battle of Devils Hole

Major John Wilkins November 1763 Defeat

Colonel Bradstreets October 18, 1764 Defeat

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