Pontiac's Rebellion

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Before the War

Mary Frances Robertson

In 1763 the Native Americans had a meeting to discuss what was going to happen. THey were going to catch Fort Detroit from the British. When they thought that the British had no idea, they had been informed. Pontiac and 300 men with weapons went and tried to attack the fort on surprise but they knew and Pontiac withdrew.

During the War

Walker M

In April 1763, a council was held by the Native Americans on the banks of the Ecorse River near Detroit. An attack on the fort at Detroit by Pontiac was his plan to gain admission. The Native Americans carried weapons in the surprise attack against the British. In the spring of 1764, a campaign was planned by the English along with two armies to take over the British. Finally, in 1776 a treaty was signed by the English and the was over.1

Pontiac's Rebellion, Pontiac's Conspiracy, or Pontiac's War, 1763–66, Native American uprising against the British just after the close of the French and Indian Wars, so called after one of its leaders, Pontiac.

The Aftermath

Mary Kate Hughes

In the spring of 1764 a campaign was planned by the English. Two armies were sent out, one into Ohio under Colonel Bouquet and the other to the Great Lakes under Col. John Bradstreet. Bouquet's campaign met with success, and the Delawares and the Shawnees were forced to sue for peace, breaking Pontiac's alliance. After failing to encourage southern and western tribes to join the rebellion, Pontiac finally signed a treaty with the English in 1766. In 1769, he was murdered by a Peoria Indian while visiting Illinois. His death led to bitter warfare among the tribes, and the Peorias were nearly wiped out.

MLA Citation- Pontiac's Rebellion begins.” 2013. The History Channel website. Feb 8 2013, 10:34 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pontiacs-rebellion-begins.

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