Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

The Gunpowder Incident April 20, 1775

On the previous day (April 19, 1775) the Northern Anishinabe Confederations had successfully captured large stores of European weapons and the necessary gunpowder to use those weapons, at the battles of Concord and Lexington. As part of a united effort by both the northern and southern Anishinabek, the southern Anishinabek took to the offensive and surrounded storehouses containing large supplies of gunpowder in the Williamsburg region of the present State of Virginia. They were capable of capturing large supplies of the badly needed gunpowder then reach the York river to make their escape.

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