Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

Miramichi Fire October 7, 1825

Obviously Anishinabe ogimak (leaders) were very, very enraged in 1825. They had to deal with the extremely corrupted whites who were laying waste to their land and their lands animals. Sometime during 1825, an unknown Anishinabe entity from the Maine, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec region, conspired to war upon the white invaders. They knew they didn't have the means to battle the white invaders on their own terms. They did, however, know that white settlements were built of wood. They could tell just by looking at the white cities that they were conflagration at it's best. They sent a few of their regular citizens to commence setting several white settlements ablaze on October 7, 1825. All of Miramichi was destroyed. Fredericton was heavily damaged. Moorefield, Napan, and Black River as happened to Miramichi, were destroyed. Casualties were anywhere from 160 to over 3,000 killed. About 16,000 sq. km. (6,177 sq. mi.), of New Brunswick's forest, was destroyed in the conflagration.

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