Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Third French and Indian War
In 1630, the whites conspired (fooled) the Iroquois League into joining them to fight the Anishinabe people. The war is referred to as the Beaver War. White historians claim the war was fought for trade dominance but that is not true. White leaders enticed the Iroquois League into joining white soldiers who they claimed to Iroquois leaders, would support them in expanding their territories, in order to acquire new lands for the trade. And the leaders of the Iroquois League were very eager to commence the war. The real purpose of the war was for initiating new white settlements. After 1630, 1,000s of white soldiers and 1,000s of Iroquois League soldiers, invaded the eastern part of the Great Lakes region. They laid a path of destruction from eastern New York, to western New York and western Pennsylvania, as well as what is now West Virginia, driving the Anishinabe people to the west, as well as other Indian peoples, including of Iroquois origins.
The whites also launched devastating plague warfare assaults on the Indians which decimated Indian populations. By 1660, both the whites and Iroquois League, had brought the eastern part of the Great Lakes region under their control. That includes the Indiana, Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia region. As many as 100,000 or more Anishinabek, and other Indians including of Iroquois origins, fled to northern Wisconsin, just west of Lake Michigan for protection. The whites and their Iroquois allies, actually invaded the north shores of Lake Michigan in the 1650s, but that is when their good fortune turned bad. Large Anishinabe Armies from around Lake Superior, initiated military campaigns against the invading white soldiers and Iroquois League soldiers, using the primitive weapons their ancestors used. While the white soldiers and Iroquois League soldiers, were laying paths of destruction throughout the eastern part of the Great Lakes region, they committed horrific acts on the Indians. They forced Indian parents to eat their own Indian children.They also used torture. Anishinabe ogimak did not forget what the whites and the Iroquois, had done to them and other Indian peoples.
After the white confederation and the Iroquois League, initiated military campaigns against the Lake Superior Anishinabek in the 1650s, they endurred their first major defeats in this the Third French and Indian War. Knowing that they could defeat the whites and Iroquois using only their primitive weapons, led Anishinabe ogimak to agree to launch massive military campaigns against the whites and Iroquois League, who had forcefully acquired the eastern part of the Great Lakes region. Within a few years the whites and the Iroquois League, had enough of the brutal Anishinabe onslaught. In the eastern New York region, Lake Superior Anishinabe soldiers joined with the Anishinabe soldiers who lived there (the Delaware are really Anishinabek who forced their way into that region of eastern North America in the 16th century) and commenced to launch massive military campaigns against the whites (Dutch-English-Swedes) and the Iroquois League. That occurred in the 1660s. Though they were not capable of driving them out, they forced the whites there to agree to allow England to absorb them for protection. They requested for a peace and Anishinabe ogimak agreed. The peace initiated in the mid 1660s. However, the whites had established numerous fortifications in the eastern part of the Great Lakes region, particularly southern Ontario, as did their Iroquois League allies. The whites had also established large numbers of new fortified (white historians may claim otherwise but we know better) settlements from Quebec, down to South Carolina, during the first part of this war. The white population had grown from a few thousand in 1630, to over 100,000 by 1670.
Though a peace was agreed to, by 1675 Anishinabe ogimak ordered their brave soldiers to launch new military campaigns against the whites and Iroquois League. For the next 20 years Anishinabe soldiers laid a path of destruction throughout the eastern part of the Great Lakes region where white and Iroquois fortified settlements had been established. However, the first region their soldiers struck at, was the Massachusetts region. They did so with a venegeance. Anishinabe soldiers also launched massive military campaigns against the whites and Iroquois in the Virginia region, and even destroyed Jamestown, around the same time period. By 1700, the whites and Iroquois fortified settlements located in the eastern part of the Great Lakes region, had been completely destroyed by enraged Anishinabe soldiers who forced white and Iroquois parents to eat their own white and Iroquois children. During the 20 year period between 1680-1700, 10,000s of whites and Iroquois had been killed, and 10,000s more had either been wounded or captured. Also during this phase of the Third French and Indian War, large numbers of Anishinabe soldiers forced their way south to the Florida region. By 1700, they were well established in the Florida region, and battling the whites there. They also fiercely battled the whites in Quebec.
In 1700, the whites had enough of the brutal Anishinabe military onslaught and requested for a peace, which Anishinabe ogimak granted. However, the white population had grown more numerous over the past 30 years. They now numbered in the 100,000s in their many scattered fortified settlements. However, they were prevented from further expansions, or subjugated by the Anishinabe military in a most disagreeable manner. It would stay that way for the next 75 years. As for the Iroquois League, they were punished by the Anishinabe military in the most horrible of manners. They were completely subjugated by the Anishinabe Nation. Over time, the Iroquois League would eventually separate, with a great many willingly telling their Anishinabe subjugators they wanted to join them. Anishinabe ogimak had compassion for their fellow Indian brothers and allowed them to live on Anishinabe land in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario, and Quebec. By 1700, the leaders of the Iroquois League knew they had made a horrible mistake.
Between 1650 and 1700, the white confederation led by France, used the Mississippi River to sail up to the homeland of the Dakotas, which was located in that time in Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and northwestern Ontario. They formed alliances with the Dakotas and supplied them with their cannons and guns. It led to an Anishinabe military response which resulted in a long war against the Dakotas and their French allies. The French had the permission of their Dakota allies to build white fortifications in Manitoba, Minnesota, and northwestern Ontario. That infuriated Anishinabe ogimak who ordered their soldiers to attack both the French and the Dakotas. By 1720, the Anishinabe military had brutally forced the Dakotas of northwestern Ontario and southern Manitoba, to pay a tribute to them and join them in a confederation. Over the next 100 years so many Dakotas were assimilated into Anishinabe communities a new Anishinabe people emerged who are known today as the Nakoda. These new Anishinabek known as the Nakoda, are a mixture of Anishinabe, and the following Dakotas: the Santee of Minnesota including the Mdewakanton; Santee, Sisseton; Wahpekute; and Wahpeton; the Yankton and Yanktonai including the Assiniboine and Stoney. Though white historians classify them as being Dakota, they are really Anishinabek who absorbed a great many Dakotas into their communities. Some of the Santee and Yankton people continued to resist total Anishinabe conquest however. And many Santee and Yankton lived in their own villages while allied with the Anishinabe people.