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Fort Presque Isle (also Fort de la Presqui’le) was a fort built by French soldiers in 1753 on the site of what is now Erie, Pennsylvania. The fort was built as part of the French military occupation of the Ohio Country; rival claims to the area by the British led to the French and Indian War. After the 1759 British victory at the Battle of Fort Niagara, the French burned the fort and retreated from the area. Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... The Erie skyline, facing south from Presque Isle State Park across Presque Isle Bay Presque Isle State Park, known to locals as the peninsula. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... The Ohio Country, showing the present-day U.S. state boundaries The Ohio Country (sometimes called the Ohio Territory) was the name used in the 18th century for the regions of North America west of the Appalachian Mountains and in the region of the upper Ohio River south of Lake... The French and Indian War is the American name for the decisive nine-year conflict (1754-1763) in North America between the Kingdom of Great Britain and France, which was one of the theatres of the Seven Years War. ... The Battle of Fort Niagara was one of the final battles in the North American theatre of the Seven Years War. ...


The British build a new Fort Preque Isle, which was captured by American Indians during Pontiac's Rebellion. On June 19, 1763, the fort was surrounded by about 250 Ottawas, Ojibwas, Wyandots, and Senecas. After holding out for two days, the garrison of approximately sixty men surrendered on the condition that they could return to Fort Pitt. Most were instead killed after emerging from the fort. Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... Pontiacs Rebellion was a war launched in 1763 by Native Americans who were dissatisfied with British rule in the Great Lakes region and the Ohio Country after the British victory in the French and Indian War. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Ottawa (also Odawa or Odaawa) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... The Ojibwa, Aanishanabe or Chippewa (also Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippeway, Anishinaabe, or Anishinabek) are the largest group of Native Americans/First Nations north of Mexico, including Métis. ... The Wyandot or Wendat (also called the Huron) are a First Nations people originally from modern day Southern Ontario and Quebec, Canada. ... The Seneca are a Native American people, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. ... Fort Pitt was a fort in what is now Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ...


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Chief Pontiac (812 words)
Fort Pitt with a garrison of 330 men under Captain Simeon Eciiyer was attacked on 22 June 1763 and was besieged from 27 July to 1 August, when the Indians withdrew to meet a relief expedition of 500 men, mostly Highlanders, under Colonel Henry Bouquet[?].
Fort Venango (near the site of the present Venango, Pennsylvania) was taken and burnt about the same time by some Senecas[?] (the only Iroquois in the conspiracy), who massacred the garrison and later burned the commander, Lieutenant Gordon.
In 1763, although the main attacks on Detroit and Fort Pitt had failed, nearly every minor fort attacked was captured, about 200 settlers and traders were killed, and in property destroyed or plundered the English lost about £100,000, the greatest loss in men and property being in western Pennsylvania.
Fort Presque Isle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (398 words)
Fort Presque Isle (also Fort de la Presqui’le) was a fort built by French soldiers in 1753 at present-day Erie, Pennsylvania.
The fort was built as part of the French military occupation of the Ohio Country; rival claims to the area by the British led to the French and Indian War.
After the 1759 British victory at the Battle of Fort Niagara, the French burned the fort and retreated from the area.
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