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The ? Modoc Massacre


Not too long after the illegal white settlers commenced to invade California, they commenced to spread up to the northern most areas of present day California, into Anishinabe territory in extreme northern California and southern Oregon, where an Anishinabe population lived and was one that was large at the time. In response to the illegal white settlers crossing through their territory without their permission, Anishinabe military ogimak, ordered their soldiers to launch raids on the invading whites. One of these raids was an attack on a wagon train in which the Anishinabe soldiers killed 65 white settlers. It is known historically as the Bloody Point Massacre. After the Americans learned about the massacre, they conspired to lure Anishinabe ogimak into holding a peace negotiation with American representatives. Peace was the last thing the invading whites were thinking of. They wanted to retaliate against the Anishinabe people (white historians refer to them as Modoc's) for the Bloody Point Massacre. During the obvious conspiracy to negotiate for a peace, the Americans led by Ben Right who had numerous California militiamen with him, instead attacked the Anishinabe ogimak and the other Anishinabe people who accompanied them to the supposed peace negotiations. After the killing had stopped, around 41 Anishinabe people were dead. Anishinabe soldiers continued the raids against the invading white settlers throughout the 1870s, in the California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming Region.



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