Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Battle of Duck Lake
This was the first battle of the 1885 Northwest Rebellion.The battle was fought on March 26, 1885, just outside of Batoche, which was located in central Saskatchewan. Anishinabe soldiers numbered close to 200, while white soldiers numbered around 90. Anishinabe soldiers dominated the battle, inflicting 23 casualties on the white soldiers and white police officers. Of the 23 white casualties, 12 were killed, while 11 were wounded. Anishinabe soldiers endurred 6 killed in the battle. After the battle, the Canadian government sent over 3,000 of their soldiers, to the war scene.