Pontiac

Native American Chief

Kevin Pantoja

Biography

Pontiac is a famous Native American Chief from the Ottawa tribe.  He is known for his leadership, personal fidelity,  his courage, and oratorical skills.   Pontiac showed his leadership when he helped the French in 1755, by assisting them in beating the Enlgish General Edward Braddock. He also had a war named after him, but he failed to block the British expansion.  He highly valued personal fidelity. An example of his personal fiedlity is that if he had ever borrowed money he would promise them that he would pay them back. Pontiac did not become chief because he heredited it. He was oratorical skills and reputed courage as a warrior had raised him to leadership. That means that he was a great speaker in front of a group.