Pontiac's Rebellion

By:Walker, Kathleen, Brooks,Hannah

Pontiac's Rebellion

Pontiac’s War was a few different massacres that occurred during the early 1760s. It was a war that involved Native Americans and settlers from Britain. The reason for the rebellion was that two Indians went and murdered a British official because of how he treated the Indian tribes. The result was bad and the two were hung, but one escaped. When different Indian tribes heard about this they were furious. They got together and decided to rebel. Chief Pontiac of the Ottawa tribe was the leader, and led many raids on forts near the great lake area. Many raids went on, and the natives were vicious. One time a group of Indians were playing La Crosse. Their ball rolled into a fort, and they went in and destroyed almost everything, and everyone. Near the end of the rebellion the natives hadn’t taken every stronghold, but were still in control of many.
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