Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
March 29, 1814 First Battle of Cancha Rayada
Yet another battle condidered by white historians to have been a part of the Chilean War of Independence but was really just another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America, the first Battle of Cancha Rayada was won by the white confederation led by England. Anishinabe soldiers had been attempting to reach Talca to attempt to recapture the city from the white confederation. Their soldiers numbered over 1,400 during this battle, while the soldiers from the white confederation led by England, numbered 450. Spies may have intervened in this battle to support the whites. An Anishinabe military commander thought one of the Anishinabe soldiers in Talca, which was under white control, was reliable and actually believed a letter he received from him from Talca, telling him where to commence the battle. Anishinabe soldiers were ordered to take up a position to prepare to launch an attack on the smaller white military force. Once the Anishinabe assault commenced, not long after, a line of new white reinforcements arrived. Anishinabe military commanders knew they had been set up. Anishinabe casualties were heavy and included 300 Anishinabe soldiers captured.