Native Americans vs. British
The Native Americans had finally put up with how they were being treated by the British. They were the main target that the Indians were going against because they had been treating the Native Americans very poorly (1). Right when the French and Indian war ended, in 1762, Pontiac's rebellion boomed. The Native Americans didn't have anything but swords and sabers to fight against the British with. Since the Native Americans didn't have any money, they had to make everything for themselves. After the French and Indian war, Pontiac, the leader of the Native Americans, got the Native Americans together to refuse to the work for the British. The Native Americans were living on what used to be the French's land in the 1760s and what is now, in 1763, the British's land (2). The British made the Native Americans work for them if they wanted to keep living on their territory. Over time, the Indians got tired of working for them, and with the help of their leader, Pontiac, they rebelled against the work.
1: Columbia University, Press. "Pontiac's Rebellion." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2011): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 7 Feb. 2013.
2: “Pontiac's Rebellion begins.” 2013. The History Channel website. Feb 7 2013,
3... 2... 1... CHARGE!!!
After the British kicked the French off of the land and tried doing the same to the Indians by depriving them of the things they really need such as ammunition, and the common necessities that they couldn't get themselves,(2) the Indians decided to spring a surprise attack on the British. Even though the Indians didn't have all of the modern weapons that the British had, they had swords and spears. He British Major Godwin had heard about the attack the Natives were planning and prepared themselves.(1) When the Indians arrived the British had already taken action, shooting the Indians. After the Native Americans knew what was going on and that the British knew about their what was supposed to be surprise attack, they fought back. Hard.
1.) Columbia University, Press. "Pontiac's Rebellion." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2011): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 7 Feb. 2013
2.) “Pontiac's Rebellion begins,” The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pontiacs-rebellion-begins (accessed Feb 11, 2013).
They Started it First...
The Rebellion started in May 1763-1766, the British and the Native Americans surprise attack were uprising against each other just after the French and Indian war ended. The attack started in August and ended in about november which took about 3 years. The French always had a friendly relationship, and had been generous to the Native Americans. The British on the other hand treated them with arrogance, and caused a lot of resentment. The British refused to give them free ammunition which the French had done. The British took over and kicked the French off the land. They permitted white settlements on the lands owned by the Native Americans. Then the Native Americans took over the British forts and burned the colonists’ settlements in the country. The British wanted to end the alliance by signing a treaty with the French and the Native Americans. The Native Americans finally signed it in 1766. In 1769 Pontiac was killed by a Peoria Indian.
- "Pontiac's Rebellion." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2011): 1. MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.
- “Pontiac's Rebellion begins.” 2013. The History Channel website. Feb 8 2013,