Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
The Raid on Gananoque September 21, 1812
This military raid was probably carried out by the nearby Algonquin Anishinabek. The location of this military raid was not too far from Kingston, Ontario, which is Algonquin territory. On September 21, 1812, a force of probably 200 Anishinabe soldiers attacked the white settlement of Gananoque, Ontario, which was being defended by around 40 white soldiers. The goal of the Anishinabek was to get to the villages food supplies and the white villages supply of weapons and ammunition. After a short battle the white soldiers quickly retreated from their village which allowed the Anishinabe soldiers to enter the village to take the supplies they had been ordered to take by their commanders.