Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Cristeros War (1926-1929)
A few years after the 1910-1920 Mexican Revolution ended, another war in Mexico erupted which was only an extension of the Mexican Revolution. Historians claim that the war was over religion. Supposedly in the agreements reached in 1917 (they refer to it as the 1917 Mexican Constitution), Catholics in Mexico were singled out to be discriminated against. However, the persecution of Christians in Mexico went back to the times of President Juarez (he was a Zapotec Indian and probably the reason for the wars in the 1860s in South America, Mexico, and the United States) who created laws which singled out Christians to have persecuted. President Juarez wanted the Christians to stay out of the affairs of the Mexican people.
On August 3, 1926, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, a force of Anishinabe soldiers who were ordered by their ogimak to prepare a path to southern Mexico, in order to send 100,000s of Indians and blacks from northern Mexico, to southern Mexico, invaded the large Mexican city and singled out a Christian church to attack. Some 400 Christians were in the church when the Anishinabe soldiers attacked. At least 18 of the people in the church were killed and another 40 were wounded. This was the beginning of an armed Anishinabe military campaign to force their way into that region of Mexico, from the north of Mexico. The Anishinabe people were attracted to the west central Mexico region because it was mountainous.They came down to west central Mexico, from the Mexican States of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, and Sonora. They were attracted to the mountainous regions of southwest Chihuahua, western and southern Durango, eastern Sinaloa, eastern Nayarit, Zacatecas, northern and eastern Jalisco, and parts of Aguascalientes, Colima, and Guanajuato. They wanted to force their way in to that region so they could eventually force their way even further south. Another smaller group forced their way in to the Mexican State of San Luis Potosi in order to force their way further south.
After the massacre at Guadalajara, it took some time but the Anishinabe military eventually launched full military campaigns to open up west central Mexico to Anishinabe and other Indians and blacks, settlements. As in the Mexican Revolution, the Anishinabe people made their own weapons which included modern guns, bows and arrows, and the old one shot musket guns they had been handing down from generation to generation. On August 4, 1926, a force of Anishinabe soldiers surrounded a church in Sahuayo, Michoacan, killing a priest and vicar. On August 14, 1926, a force of Anishinabe soldiers surrounded the Chapter of the Association of Catholic Youth in Chalchiuites, Zacatecas and killed a priest. Soon after the Agust 14, 1926 event, Anishinabe soldiers quickly brought the region from Chalchihuites to all of northern Jalisco, under their control.
On September 28, 1926, a force of Anishinabe soldiers invaded Guanajuato but were driven into the mountains where they continued to wage a guerilla war. On September 29, 1926, a force of Anishinabe soldiers launched a military offensive in Durango. They used the mountainous terrain of Durango to fight the whites. By this time Anishinabe soldiers had brought the region from southern Durango to Michoacan, under their control but the whites quickly responded to the new war. Evidently the Mexican whites who used Indian soldiers to fight their wars for them, thought little of the new Anishinabe war. They actually thought it would end as quickly as it had begun. That was not the case. Anishinabe ogimak used the Mexican State of Jalisco as their command center to fight this war. They knew they were not as well armed as the whites and their Indian allies who had planes by the time. However, they sent their brave soldiers out to clear the way for Anishinabek, other Indians, and blacks to colonize the region from southern Durango to Michoacan, then further south. Anishinabe soldiers used the mountainous terrain to wage a guerilla war against the whites.
Mexican leaders ordered their soldiers to surround the large important cities in Aguascalientes, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Zacatecas, to defend them in case Anishinabe soldiers launched assaults on them. However, Anishinabe soldiers were fighting only to prepare a path to southern Mexico for their Indian and black allies who originally lived in the United States. Knowing fully well that a great many of the citizens of that region were sympathetic to the Anishinabe cause, led Mexican leaders to round up the Mexican population in the smaller settlements and relocate them to the larger settlements, in order to prevent them from joining with the Anishinabek. Throughout 1927, 1928, and 1929 the war raged on. Anishinabe soldiers who fought in this war accordingly numbered 50,000 but it was probably much higher because their casualties were over 30,000 killed and an unknown number wounded. Mexican soldiers casualties were over 56,000 killed and an unknown number wounded. By 1930 the war was over. It was an Anishinabe strategic victory. They had forced their way into the west central Mexico region then to southern Mexico, where they continue to live today.
After successfully forcing their way into the south of Mexico, Anishinabe ogimak were welcomed by the native Indians of that region who included the first Anishinabek to colonize Mexico after becoming aware of the Seven Fires Prophecy. Anishinabe ogimak ordered their soldiers to commence the building of new Indian and black settlements throughout southern Mexico. Most settled in the Mexican States of Michoacan, Guerrero, Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Vera Cruz, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Tabasco. Many others settled in the Mexican States of Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi. They came mainly from the Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas States. And then many others probably forced their way into Guatamala.
The Blacks settled primarily in the States of Oaxaca and Guerrero. They name the region they settled in those two Mexican States, the Costa Chica region. Many other blacks settled in the State of Vera Cruz. Today, the Afro Mexicans face discrimination from both Indians and whites. They may claim that the Afro Mexicans hide their black heritage but that is not true. Most have some Indian blood but a great many are still of predominantly black blood. They number about 1,000,000 in Mexico today. Mainly in Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Vera Cruz. Not all of the Anishinabek and their Indian and black alles, fled northern Mexico to southern Mexico. Most did flee from the Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas region. Only a couple thousand Indians and blacks remain in Coahuila where they have a Reservation. The two settlements are Nacimiento de Los Indios and Nacimiento de Los Negros. In Chihuahua the Indians and blacks fled into the States southwestern mountains. Today, over 175,000 Indians live in Chihuahua's southwestern mountains. In Sonora the Indians and blacks live primarily in the States mountainous terrain but else where as well. Their population in Sonora is over 105,000. They have a Reservation in Sonora named Tamichopa.
Southern Mexico's Indian population is very difficult to ascertain. That is because the whites who rule Mexico will not allow race (that includes blacks) to be included in each census. However, they go to great lengths to provide a population estimate for white Mexicans which is most likely not correct. The whites estimate the Indian population of Mexico by the number of Indians who speak an Indian language who are over the age of 5. What that means is very clear. The whites are not being honest about Mexico's Indian population. Just in the States of the Yucatan Peninsula, and Chiapas and Puebla, the estimated Indian population by the number of Indians who speak an Indian language, is over 4 million. Indians who do not speak an Indian language, are not counted as being Indian in each census. They are either classified as mixed or white. That means the population of southern Mexico's Indians (that be the Yucatan Peninsula, and Chiapas and Puebla) is likely near 7 to 8 million, or even higher.