Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
South Carolina’s 1760 Indian Military Campaign
English commander, Archibald Montgomery, was placed in charge of 1,200 English soldiers in South Carolina, and specifically instructed to search for Indian villages to destroy them, as well as their supplies of food, and their food crops. Those Indian villages were likely neutral or they in fact were allied with the southern Anishinabek. It didn’t matter to the whites if they were friendly or not. Their goals were to take any hostile Indian Nations out of the war, and to persuade friendly Indian Nations to stay out of the war, even if it meant waging war on them. After destroying many Indian villages the Southern Anishinabe Confederation responded by intensifying their military raids against the whites of South Carolina and also North Carolina and Virginia.