Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

The Forth Battle of New York November 16, 1776

After losing the Battle of White Plans in late October of 1776, the brave Anishinabe soldiers again refused to leave the New York City region. In the middle of the following month of November 1776, nearly 11,000 white soldiers were assembled to attempt to reinforce Fort Washington and Fort Lee. Though the brave Anishinabe soldiers, patrolled the region where Fort Washington and Fort Lee were located, and they were outnumbered by the better armed English and German soldiers, they were going to battle the white invaders. After making their approach to the Fort Washington region, the large white military force was then ordered to assault the Anishinabe soldiers who were near the forts and assembled for battle. One regiment of white soldiers was ordered to assault the region where the roughest terrain was located and they suffered the most casualties the whites suffered that day. Later, after the brave Anishinabe soldiers reached the fort, they demanded that the few thousand white soldiers in the fort surrender but at first they refused. They were in a predicament and knew the reinforcements were prevented from reinforcing them. After being asked again to surrender they capitulated. Nearly 3,000 white soldiers were captured and either were killed later on, enslaved, or bargained to exchange prisoners. The Anishinabe military was in the New York City region and surrounding region, for the forseeable future and many a brave Anishinabe soldier had been captured by the whites. The total number of white casualties was 613, with 143 killed and 470 wounded.

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