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January 23, 1877 Marias River Massacre
They claim this massacre occurred on January 23, 1870, as a result of the murder of a white man during the previous year. However, i suspect a conspiracy or cover-up exists, to conceal from history, the real events of the so called Marias River Massacre, which was probably the greatest slaughter of Indians committed by the American Army. On January 23, 1877 or 1875, a force of several thousand (not 100s as historians claim) American soldiers, reached what is now the Great Falls, Montana region, by way of Fort Baker, Fort Ellis, and Fort Shaw . The military expedition was a part of the American winter campaign of 1876-1877 or 1874-75. American goals were to retaliate for the Custer Massacre which occurred either in 1874 or 1876, at what is now the Great Falls, Montana region. At the time, what is now the Great Falls, Montana region, was probably the capital of the Anishinabe Nation. There may have been up to 40,000 or more Anishinabe people living in civilized settlements around what is now the Great Falls, Montana region, at the time the Marias River Massacre occurred.
After the American military force with their howitzers, machine guns, repeating rifles, and revolvers reached the Fort Shaw region and probably the north side of the Big Belt Mountains, they learned from their scouts that most of the Anishinabe men were away hunting for the few remaining buffalo left in that region of Montana. You would think they would only need a few men to do the hunting but you must remember that the white invaders had killed so many of the buffalo and other wild game that roamed the plains, it forced the Indians to send out larger numbers of men to hunt for the wild game and do so over a wider area of land than previously required.
When Lewis and Clark reached what is now the Great Falls, Montana region in June of 1805, they said the largest buffalo herds they seen during their entire trip were in what is now the Great Falls, Montana region. In those times (1805) Anishinabe hunters only had to travel a few miles at the most, from their settlements to hunt for buffalo. In 1875 they had to travel great distances to find buffalo and other wild game. It may have been over 100 miles away. You can only imagine how angry the Anishinabek were at the white invaders. Anishinabe soldiers did patrol their country and when they caught white buffalo killers, they were killed in the most gruesome manners imaginable. Why do you think the whites hired blacks to kill buffalo?
After the cowardly whites knew most of the settlements men were off hunting, they commenced to bombard the civilized Anishinabe settlements early on the morning of January 23, 1875 or 1877. Their howitzers blew apart the settlements walls which allowed the white invaders to enter the fortified settlements. They then commenced their retaliation. They not only used howitzers, they also used their machine guns, repeating rifles, and revolvers to shoot and kill the women and children in the settlements. After the slaughter finished, thousands of Anishinabe women, children, elderly, and the few men in the settlements lay dead or wounded. It was the greatest slaughter of innocent Indians committed by the American military. The massacre took only a few hours. After finishing their cowardly deeds, the American military force returned to Fort Baker and Fort Ellis. After the Anishinabe men returned to their civilized settlements, what they encountered was widespread destruction of their settlements, and thousands of their women and children, dead and wounded.
They knew from prophecy that they had to flee. Anishinabe ogimak commenced to organize their people for an exodus towards the west soon afterwards. After the exodus, the white invaders returned to the Anishinabe settlements in what is now the Great Falls, Montana region and destroyed them. They used the settlements bricks and the stones from their walls, to use to build their settlements they established throughout that region of Montana, and the dams as well. This massacre ended the white invaders winter military campaign against the Anishinabe people. White parents do not want their children learning about this cowardly massacre.