Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

The March 27, 1873 Battle of Turret Peak

Continuing on with the Tonto Basin Campaign which was organized by the United States military to attempt to halt Anishinabe diasporas to the north of Mexico, the Americans again went on the offensive after 3 white settlers were killed by Anishinabe soldiers who were instructed to kill the whites to retaliate for what the Americans had done to them. On midnight of the 27th of March 1873, a force of American soldiers and some of their Indian allies, approached a camp of Anishinabe people. Just before sunrise, they slowly and quietly reached the outskirts of the camp and commenced to attack the sleeping Anishinabek in the camp. From the historical records of this tragic event which killed 57 Anishinabe people, it appears that many of the Anishinabe people in the camp did not have weapons. It means they were not anticipating the battle to occur. Many of them chose to jump from the mountain cliffs to their deaths. Those who had weapons did fight and many were killed. And again no American casualties occurred. It reeks of a cover-up. This massacre occurred in the Tonto Basin of Arizona. After this massacre many of the Anishinabe people of Arizona, commenced to make a peace with the United States. Of course, a huge Reservation was established. However, the Anishinabe diasporas to the north of Mexico would not end with the agreement. Anishinabe ogimak knew from prophecy, that the whites would stabb them in the back.

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