Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
The First Battle of Rellano March 23, 1912
In May of 1911, President Diaz stepped down as Dictator of Mexico. In September of 1911, the whites claimed the fighting in the Mexican State of Morelos had ended but new battles erupted in the nearby Mexican State of Mexico. Since the beginning of the year the whites had sent larger numbers of Mexican soldiers to the Mexican State of Morelos. They were led by Brigadier General Juvencio Robles. Under General Robles command, they committed inhumane acts against the Indians of Morelos. Robles soldiers destroyed several Indian villages in Morelos and enslaved many Indians as well. In early March of 1912, 1,000s of American and Mexican soldiers launched raids throughout the Mexican State of Chihuahua. Those raids occurred primarily in central and southern Chihuahua. On this date a large group of soldiers numbering between 6,000 and 7,000 from the Anishinabe Confederation of Mexico, battled a force of American and Mexican soldiers numbering between 6,000 and 7,250, and were defeated by them. The battle was fought in the Mexican State of Chihuahua, just south of Ciudad Jemenez. Anishinabe casualties were 600 killed and wounded. American and Mexican casualties were 200 killed and wounded.