Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
May 23 - July 31, 1823 Siege of Caxias
Considered by historians to have been a battle of the Brazilian War of Independence, the Siege of Caxias was just another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America. This battle was fought near Caxias in Maranhao, Brazil. It was won by the Anishinabek. Anishinabe soldiers greatly outnumbered the white soldiers in this battle. They numbered over 8,000, while the number of white soldiers was considerably less. They numbered 1,600 at the start of the siege then 700 at the end. By July 31, 1823, the whites capitulated to the Anishinabek. All who surrendered were probably executued.