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Trail of Tears (1837-1838 Lower & Upper Canada War)

An event occurred starting in 1835 which was centered around the Great Lakes of Canada and the United States and included parts of Iowa-Missouri (Iowa was a part of Michigan Territory in 1835-1836), Michigan-Ohio, and the region between New York and New Brunswick, and also Quebec, which white historians are not being honest about. It would start in 1835 in Michigan and Ohio. Historians refer to the event as the 1835-1836 Michigan-Ohio War which is also known as the Toledo War, and the 1838-1839 Aroostook War, the 1837 Honey War, the 1837-1838 Lower Canada War, and the 1837-1838 Upper Canada War. All these wars were actually the same war. Below is a list of the battles of this war. Involved was remaining Anishinabe land within that entire region which was located in Iowa and Missouri, Michigan and Ohio, Ontario, Maine, New Brunswick, and Quebec. What really triggered the unrest was the prophecy weary Anishinabe people who knew they had to flee away from the whites. It clearly says in the Seven Fires Prophecy that if the Anishinabe people did not flee away from the whites, they would be destroyed (exterminated) by the evil whites. This war was only fought in Ontario and Quebec, if historians are correct.

Even at that time (1835-1840) the region between New Brunswick to New York was very unsafe. It was even more dangerous in Michigan and Ohio during the same time period. However, the most dangerous location was Ontario and Quebec. White leaders knew the Anishinabe people were terrified and were going to commence an exodus. White leaders raised over 60,000 soldiers to prepare for a war with the Anishinabe Nation. Some 20,000 white soldiers were stationed in the Maine-New Brunswick- New York region to prevent the Anishinabe people of that location to New York, from commencing the exodus towards the north and west. However, the war first erupted in Michigan-Ohio. It was the Black River and Swan Creek Chippewa's who wanted to commence an exodus towards the west. On March 31, 1835 the whites commenced to send their soldiers to the Toledo, Ohio region. They numbered over 1,600. In response to the unrest, President Jackson ordered white representatives be sent to negotiate with Anishinabe ogimak (leaders) in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin to prevent a war from occurring. Through negotiations the Anishinabe Nation of Michigan and Ohio agreed to avoid war but not end the exodus.

Those Anishinabe people who still lived in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio knew they had to leave. They packed their belongings and commenced an exodus to the Kansas-Oklahoma-Texas region in 1838-1839. It is known as the Cherokee Trail of Tears. No Cherokee left on that exodus. The whites let them go because they wanted no war. In 1837, those Anishinabe people living in southern Iowa and northern Missouri, knew they had to leave. The whites of Missouri raised up State militia to prevent war from occurring. However, they requested from congress to resolve the unrest. Congress allowed the Anishinabek to leave without stopping them. They were joined by the Black River and Swan Creek Chippewa's, and commenced an exodus into Kansas-Okalhoma-Texas. This unrest in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin ended by 1839.

In Ontario and in the region between New York to New Brunswick, another Anishinabe predicament was already well under way. It would turn violent. In the region between New York, New Brunswick, and Quebec unrest was causing major problems and both the Anishinabek and whites wanted no war. In 1837, a war erupted in Ontario and included Quebec which is known as the Lower Canada Rebellion and the Upper Canada Rebellion. In 1838, the Aroostook War occurred in the region between New Brunswick and New York. The Aroostook War was really a part of the Lower Canada War and Upper Canada War. Historians may claim the disputed land was between Maine and New Brunswick but it also included New Hampshire, New York, Quebec, and Vermont. There were several battles in this war. However, the first battle erupted on October 7, 1825 in New Brunswick, Canada. It is known historically as the Miramichi Fire. It was the deadliest battle of this war. Though it occurred 10 years before this war commenced, it was in fact a battle of this war. The Lower Canada War and Upper Canada War, was fought to stop the Anishinabe people from Maine, New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont from trying to flee to northern Quebec. Even some Anishinabe people from southern Michigan and Ohio, attempted to flee to northern Canada during this time period but an obstacle (too many Michigan whites) stood in their way.

The 1842 Agreements

In 1842, an agreement was reached with those Anishinabe people still living in the region between New York and New Brunswick, and in Michigan and Wisconsin. An area of land which covered over 12,000 sq. mi., was set aside for the Anishinabe people in the region between New York and New Brunswick. It may be at what is now Adirondack State Park in northern New York State. Adirondack State Park covers about 10,000 sq. mi., so there must be another area in that region where an Anishinabe Reservation exists that covers close to 3,000 sq. mi. Another area in Michigan and Wisconsin was set aside to be an Anishinabe Reservation. It covers the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and all of extreme northern Wisconsin. You'll notice when you read about the 1842 agreements which ended all these wars, that the whites claimed the land involved was State land. That is a lie. White leaders did not want the Anishinabe people commencing any exodus whatsoever. White leaders did reach agreements with Anishinabe ogimak which set aside huge Anishinabe Reservations in order to stop the diasporas. White historians are not being honest about these agreements (treaties).

Miramichi Fire

Battle of Saint Denis

Battle of Saint Charles

Battle of Montgomery's Tavern

Battle of Saint Eustache

Battle of Pelee Island

Short Hills Raid

Battle of Lacolle

Battle of Odelltown

Battle of Beauharnois

Battle of the Windmill

Trail of Tears

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