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Pontiac's Rebellion

In a famous council on April 27, 1763, Pontiac urged listeners to rise up against the British.
Date 1763–1766
Location Great Lakes region of North America
Result Military stalemate; American Indians concede British sovereignty but compel British policy changes
Territorial
changes
Portage around Niagara Falls ceded by Senecas to the British
Combatants
British Empire American Indians
Commanders
Jeffrey Amherst,
Henry Bouquet
Pontiac,
Guyasuta
Strength
~3,000 soldiers[1] ~3,500 warriors[2]
Casualties
450 soldiers killed,
2,000 civilians killed or captured,
4,000 civilians displaced
~200 warriors killed, possible additional war-related deaths from disease

Pontiac's Rebellion was a war launched in 1763 by North American Indians who were dissatisfied with British policies in the Great Lakes region after the British victory in the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War (1754–1763). Warriors from numerous tribes joined the uprising in an effort to drive British soldiers and settlers out of the region. The war is named after the Ottawa leader Pontiac, the most prominent of many native leaders in the conflict. Image File history File links Pontiac_conspiracy. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Great Lakes states of the U.S. are colored red in this map. ... For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Seneca. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... Jeffrey Amherst by Joshua Reynolds Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, he himself spelled his name as Jeffery) (January 29, 1717 – August 3, 1797) served as an officer in the British Army. ... Henry Bouquet (1719 – September 2, 1765) was a noted British army officer in the French and Indian War and Pontiacs War. ... No authentic images of Pontiac are known to exist. ... Guyasuta (c. ... Combatants Pontiacs confederacy Great Britain Commanders Pontiac Wasson Henry Gladwin Donald Campbell † Strength Casualties For the action in the War of 1812, see the Siege of Detroit The Siege of Fort Detroit was an ultimately unsuccessful attempt by North American Indians to capture Fort Detroit during Pontiacs Rebellion. ... Combatants Ohio Country natives Great Britain Commanders Guyasuta Simeon Ecuyer William Trent The Siege of Fort Pitt took place in 1763 in what is now the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Combatants Ohio Country natives Great Britain Commanders Guyasuta Keekyuscung â€  Henry Bouquet Strength Unknown 500 Casualties ~60 killed 50 killed, 60 wounded, 5 missing The Battle of Bushy Run was fought during Pontiacs Rebellion between a British relief column under the command of Colonel Henry Bouquet and a combined force... Combatants Seneca Great Britain Commanders Cornplanter Honayewus John Stedman Strength 300–500 134 Casualties Unknown 81 soldiers and 21 wagoners killed, 1 teamster and 8 soldiers wounded The Battle of Devils Hole, also known as the Devils Hole Massacre, was fought on September 14, 1763, between a detachment... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... The Great Lakes states of the U.S. are colored red in this map. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... Combatants Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of Great Britain and its American Colonies Electorate of Hanover Iroquois Confederacy Kingdom of Portugal Electorate of Brunswick Electorate of Hesse-Kassel Philippines Archduchy of Austria Kingdom of France Empire of Russia Kingdom of Sweden Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Saxony Kingdom of Naples and... The Ottawa (also Odawa, Odaawa, Outaouais, or Trader) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... No authentic images of Pontiac are known to exist. ...


The war began in May 1763 when American Indians, alarmed by policies imposed by British General Jeffrey Amherst, attacked a number of British forts and settlements. Eight forts were destroyed, and hundreds of colonists were killed or captured, with many more fleeing the region. Hostilities came to an end after British Army expeditions in 1764 led to peace negotiations over the next two years. The Indians were unable to drive away the British, but the uprising prompted the British government to modify the policies that had provoked the conflict. Jeffrey Amherst by Joshua Reynolds Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, he himself spelled his name as Jeffery) (January 29, 1717 – August 3, 1797) served as an officer in the British Army. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Warfare on the North American frontier was brutal, and the killing of prisoners, the targeting of civilians, and other atrocities were widespread. In what is now perhaps the war's best-known incident, British officers at Fort Pitt attempted to infect the besieging Indians with blankets that had been exposed to smallpox. The ruthlessness of the conflict was a reflection of a growing racial divide between British colonists and American Indians. The British government sought to prevent further racial violence by issuing the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which created a boundary between colonists and Indians. A Plan of the New Fort at Pitts-Burgh, drawn by cartographer John Rocque and published in 1765. ... A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition, often accompanied by an assault. ... Smallpox (also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera) is a contagious disease unique to humans. ... A portion of eastern North America; the 1763 Proclamation line is the border between the red and the pink areas. ...

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Naming the conflict

The conflict is named after its most famous participant, the Ottawa leader Pontiac; variations include "Pontiac's War" and "Pontiac's Uprising". An early name for the war was the "Kiyasuta and Pontiac War", "Kiaysuta" being an alternate spelling for Guyasuta, an influential Seneca/Mingo leader.[3] The war became widely known as "Pontiac's Conspiracy" after the publication in 1851 of Francis Parkman's The Conspiracy of Pontiac.[4] Parkman's influential book, the definitive account of the war for nearly a century, is still in print.[5] Guyasuta (c. ... For other uses, see Seneca. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... Francis Parkman Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and died in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts. ...


In the 20th century, some historians argued that Parkman exaggerated the extent of Pontiac's influence in the conflict and that it was therefore misleading to name the war after Pontiac. For example, in 1988 Francis Jennings wrote: "In Francis Parkman's murky mind the backwoods plots emanated from one savage genius, the Ottawa chief Pontiac, and thus they became 'The Conspiracy of Pontiac,' but Pontiac was only a local Ottawa war chief in a 'resistance' involving many tribes."[6] Alternate titles for the war have been proposed, but historians generally continue to refer to the war by the familiar names, with "Pontiac's War" probably the most commonly used. "Pontiac's Conspiracy" is now infrequently used by scholars.[7]


Origins

You think yourselves Masters of this Country, because you have taken it from the French, who, you know, had no Right to it, as it is the Property of us Indians.
—Nimwha, Shawnee diplomat,
to George Croghan, 1768[8]

In the decades before Pontiac's Rebellion, France and Great Britain participated in a series of wars in Europe that also involved the French and Indian Wars in North America. The largest of these wars was the worldwide Seven Years' War, in which France lost New France in North America to Great Britain. Most fighting in the North American theater of the war, generally called the French and Indian War in the United States, came to an end after British General Jeffrey Amherst captured French Montréal in 1760.[9] This article is about the Native American tribe. ... There are articles for more than one person named George Croghan. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The French and Indian Wars is a name used in the United States for a series of conflicts in North America that represented the actions there that accompanied the European dynastic wars. ... Combatants Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of Great Britain and its American Colonies Electorate of Hanover Iroquois Confederacy Kingdom of Portugal Electorate of Brunswick Electorate of Hesse-Kassel Philippines Archduchy of Austria Kingdom of France Empire of Russia Kingdom of Sweden Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Saxony Kingdom of Naples and... Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty... In warfare, a theater or theatre is normally used to define a specific geographic area within which armed conflict occurs. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... Jeffrey Amherst by Joshua Reynolds Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, he himself spelled his name as Jeffery) (January 29, 1717 – August 3, 1797) served as an officer in the British Army. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - Total 365. ...


British troops proceeded to occupy the various forts in the Ohio Country and Great Lakes region previously garrisoned by the French. Even before the war officially ended with the Treaty of Paris (1763), the British Crown began to implement changes in order to administer its vastly expanded North American territory. While the French had long cultivated alliances among the Indians, the British post-war approach was essentially to treat the Indians as a conquered people.[10] Before long, American Indians who had been allies of the defeated French found themselves increasingly dissatisfied with the British occupation and the new policies imposed by the victors. 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 Great Lakes states of the U.S. are colored red in this map. ... The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of 1763, was signed on February 10, 1763, by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. ...


Tribes involved

Indians involved in Pontiac's Rebellion lived in a vaguely defined region of New France known as the pays d'en haut ("the upper country"), which was claimed by France until the Paris peace treaty of 1763. Indians of the pays d'en haut were from many different tribes. At this time and place, a "tribe" was a linguistic or ethnic group rather than a political unit. No chief spoke for an entire tribe, and no tribe acted in unison. For example, Ottawas did not go to war as a tribe: some Ottawa leaders chose to do so, while other Ottawa leaders denounced the war and stayed clear of the conflict.[11] The tribes of the pays d'en haut consisted of three basic groups. http://www. ... The Ottawa (also Odawa, Odaawa, Outaouais, or Trader) are a Native American and First Nations people. ...


The first group was the tribes of the Great Lakes region: Ottawas, Ojibwas, Potawatomis, and Hurons. They had long been allied with French habitants, with whom they lived, traded, and intermarried. Great Lakes Indians were alarmed to learn that they were under British sovereignty after the French loss of North America. When a British garrison took possession of Fort Detroit from the French in 1760, local Indians cautioned them that "this country was given by God to the Indians."[12] This article is about the native North American people. ... Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... This article is about the First Nations people, the Wyandot, also known as the Huron. ... Habitants by Cornelius Krieghoff (1852) Habitants is the name used to referred to the French settlers who established a colony in the Haudenosaunee First Nations territory along the shores of the St. ... Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit or Fort Detroit was a fort established by the French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701. ...

The main area of action in Pontiac's Rebellion.
The main area of action in Pontiac's Rebellion.

The second group was the tribes of the eastern Illinois Country, which included Miamis, Weas, Kickapoos, Mascoutens, and Piankashaws.[13] Like the Great Lakes tribes, these people had a long history of close relations with the French. Throughout the war, the British were unable to project military power into the Illinois Country, which was on the remote western edge of the conflict, and so the Illinois tribes were the last to come to terms with the British.[14] Image File history File links Pontiac's_war_region. ... Image File history File links Pontiac's_war_region. ... French settlements and forts in the Illinois Country in 1763, showing U.S. current state boundaries. ... The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio, and now living also in Oklahoma. ... WEA may refer to: Warner Music Group, previously known as Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Werner Erhard and Associates, a successor organisation to Erhard Seminars Training and precursor to Landmark Education Washington Education Association White Eagle Aviation, airline based in Poland Workers Educational Association World Energy Assessment, Energy and the Challenge of... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... The Mascouten were an American Indian tribe, originally from what is now the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Piankeshaw (or Piankashaw) Indians were Native Americans, and members of the Miami Indians who lived apart from the Miami nation. ... USS , and HMS Illustrious, two aircraft carriers on a joint patrol. ...


The third group was the tribes of the Ohio Country: Delawares (Lenape), Shawnees, Wyandots, and Mingos. These people had migrated to the Ohio valley earlier in the century in order to escape British, French, and Iroquois domination elsewhere.[15] Unlike the Great Lakes and Illinois Country tribes, Ohio Indians had no great attachment to the French regime, and had fought alongside the French in the previous war only as a means of driving away the British.[16] They made a separate peace with the British with the understanding that the British Army would withdraw from the Ohio Country. But after the departure of the French, the British strengthened their forts in the region rather than abandon them, and so the Ohioans went to war in 1763 in another attempt to drive out the British.[17] For the language, see Lenape language. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... The Wyandot, or Wendat, is an indigenous people of North America, originally from what is now Southern Ontario, Quebec, Canada and Southeast Michigan. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ...


Outside the pays d'en haut, the influential Iroquois Confederacy mostly did not participate in Pontiac's War because of their alliance with the British, known as the Covenant Chain. However, the westernmost Iroquois nation, the Seneca tribe, had become disaffected with the alliance. As early as 1761, Senecas began to send out war messages to the Great Lakes and Ohio Country tribes, urging them to unite in an attempt to drive out the British. When the war finally came in 1763, many Senecas were quick to take action.[18] For other uses, see Iroquois (disambiguation). ... The Covenant Chain was an alliance between the Iroquois Confederacy and the English colonies of North America. ... The Seneca are a Native American people, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. ...


Amherst's policies

The policies of General Jeffrey Amherst, a British hero of the Seven Years' War, helped to provoke another war.

General Amherst, the British commander-in-chief in North America, was in overall charge of administering policy towards American Indians, which involved both military matters and regulation of the fur trade. Amherst believed that with France out of the picture, the Indians would have no other choice than to accept British rule. He also believed that they were incapable of offering any serious resistance to the British Army, and therefore, of the 8,000 troops under his command in North America, only about 500 were stationed in the region where the war erupted.[19] Amherst and officers such as Major Henry Gladwin, commander at Fort Detroit, made little effort to conceal their contempt for the natives. Indians involved in the uprising frequently complained that the British treated them no better than slaves or dogs.[20] Image File history File links Amherst. ... Image File history File links Amherst. ... Jeffrey Amherst by Joshua Reynolds Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, he himself spelled his name as Jeffery) (January 29, 1717 – August 3, 1797) served as an officer in the British Army. ... Combatants Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of Great Britain and its American Colonies Electorate of Hanover Iroquois Confederacy Kingdom of Portugal Electorate of Brunswick Electorate of Hesse-Kassel Philippines Archduchy of Austria Kingdom of France Empire of Russia Kingdom of Sweden Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Saxony Kingdom of Naples and... The office of Commander-in-Chief, North America was the commander of British forces in North America before 1859. ... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ... Henry Gladwin (1729 or 1730 – 22 June 1791) was the British commander at Fort Detroit when it was besieged during Pontiacs Rebellion. ... Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit or Fort Detroit was a fort established by the French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701. ...


Additional Indian resentment resulted from Amherst's decision in February 1761 to cut back on the gifts given to the Indians. Gift giving had been an integral part of the relationship between the French and the tribes of the pays d'en haut. Following an American Indian custom which carried important symbolic meaning, the French gave presents (such as guns, knives, tobacco, and clothing) to village chiefs, who in turn redistributed these gifts to their people. By this process, the village chiefs gained stature among their people, and were thus able to maintain the alliance with the French.[21] Amherst, however, considered this process to be a form of bribery that was no longer necessary, especially since he was under pressure to cut expenses after the war with France. Many Indians regarded this change in policy as an insult and an indication that the British looked upon them as conquered people rather than as allies.[22]


Amherst also began to restrict the amount of ammunition and gunpowder that traders could sell to Indians. While the French had always made these supplies available, Amherst did not trust the natives, particularly after the "Cherokee Rebellion" of 1761, in which Cherokee warriors took up arms against their former British allies. The Cherokee war effort had collapsed because of a shortage of gunpowder, and so Amherst hoped that future uprisings could be prevented by limiting the distribution of gunpowder. This created resentment and hardship because gunpowder and ammunition were needed by native men to provide food for their families and skins for the fur trade. Many Indians began to believe that the British were disarming them as a prelude to making war upon them. Sir William Johnson, the Superintendent of the Indian Department, tried to warn Amherst of the dangers of cutting back on presents and gunpowder, to no avail.[23] The Anglo-Cherokee War (1759–1761), also known as the Cherokee War, the Cherokee Uprising, the Cherokee Rebellion, was a conflict between British forces in North America and Cherokee Indians during the French and Indian War. ... For other uses, see Cherokee (disambiguation). ... Sir William Johnson Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet (1715 – 11 July 1774), founder of Johnstown, New York, was an Irish pioneer and army officer in colonial New York, and the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1755 to 1774. ...


Land and religion

Land was also an issue in the coming of the war. While the French colonists had always been relatively few, there seemed to be no end of settlers in the British colonies. Shawnees and Delawares in the Ohio Country had been displaced by British colonists in the east, and this motivated their involvement in the war. On the other hand, Indians in the Great Lakes region and the Illinois Country had not been greatly affected by white settlement, although they were aware of the experiences of tribes in the east. Historian Gregory Dowd argues that most American Indians involved in Pontiac's Rebellion were not immediately threatened with displacement by white settlers, and that historians have therefore overemphasized British colonial expansion as a cause of the war. Dowd believes that the presence, attitude, and policies of the British Army, which the Indians found threatening and insulting, were more important factors.[24] 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... French settlements and forts in the Illinois Country in 1763, showing U.S. current state boundaries. ...


Also contributing to the outbreak of war was a religious awakening which swept through Indian settlements in the early 1760s. The movement was fed by discontent with the British as well as food shortages and epidemic disease. The most influential individual in this phenomenon was Neolin, known as the "Delaware Prophet", who called upon Indians to shun the trade goods, alcohol, and weapons of the whites. Merging elements from Christianity into traditional religious beliefs, Neolin told listeners that the Master of Life was displeased with the Indians for taking up the bad habits of the white men, and that the British posed a threat to their very existence. "If you suffer the English among you," said Neolin, "you are dead men. Sickness, smallpox, and their poison [alcohol] will destroy you entirely."[25] It was a powerful message for a people whose world was being changed by forces that seemed beyond their control.[26] Neolin (the Delaware Prophet) was a prophet of the Lenni Lenape, who was derided by the British as The Imposter. Beginning in 1762, Neolin believed that Native Americans should reject European goods abandon dependancy on foreign settlers in order to return to a more traditional aboriginal lifestyle. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... The Great Spiritpoo is a conception of a supreme being prevalent among Native American and First Nations cultures. ...


Outbreak of war, 1763

Pontiac has often been imagined by artists, as in this 19th century painting by John Mix Stanley, but no authentic portraits are known to exist.
Pontiac has often been imagined by artists, as in this 19th century painting by John Mix Stanley, but no authentic portraits are known to exist.[27]

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Planning the war

Although fighting in Pontiac's Rebellion began in 1763, rumors reached British officials as early as 1761 that discontented American Indians were planning an attack. Senecas of the Ohio Country (Mingos) circulated messages ("war belts" made of wampum) which called for the tribes to form a confederacy and drive away the British. The Mingos, led by Guyasuta and Tahaiadoris, were concerned about being surrounded by British forts.[28] Similar war belts originated from Detroit and the Illinois Country.[29] The Indians were not unified, however, and in June 1761, natives at Detroit informed the British commander of the Seneca plot.[30] After William Johnson held a large council with the tribes at Detroit in September 1761 a tenuous peace was maintained, but war belts continued to circulate.[31] Violence finally erupted after the Indians learned in early 1763 of the imminent French cession of the pays d'en haut to the British.[32] Wampum is a string of white shell beads fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk (Busycotypus canaliculatus) shell, and is traditionally used by Indigenous Americans, First Nations peoples, Native Americans, hobbyists, business people, and traders, who regarded it as a sacred or trade representative of the value of the artist...


The war began at Fort Detroit under the leadership of Pontiac, and quickly spread throughout the region. Eight British forts were taken; others, including Fort Detroit and Fort Pitt, were unsuccessfully besieged. Francis Parkman's The Conspiracy of Pontiac portrayed these attacks as a coordinated operation planned by Pontiac.[33] Parkman's interpretation remains well known, but other historians have since argued that there is no clear evidence that the attacks were part of a master plan or overall "conspiracy".[34] The prevailing view among scholars today is that, rather than being planned in advance, the uprising spread as word of Pontiac's actions at Detroit traveled throughout the pays d'en haut, inspiring already discontented Indians to join the revolt. The attacks on British forts were not simultaneous: most Ohio Indians did not enter the war until nearly a month after the beginning of Pontiac's siege at Detroit.[35]


Parkman also believed that Pontiac's War had been secretly instigated by French colonists who were stirring up the Indians in order to make trouble for the British. This belief was widely held by British officials at the time, but subsequent historians have found no evidence of official French involvement in the uprising. (The rumor of French instigation arose in part because French war belts from the Seven Years' War were still in circulation in some Indian villages.) Rather than the French stirring up the Indians, some historians now argue that the Indians were trying to stir up the French. Pontiac and other native leaders frequently spoke of the imminent return of French power and the revival of the Franco-Indian alliance; Pontiac even flew a French flag in his village. All of this was apparently intended to inspire the French to rejoin the struggle against the British. Although some French colonists and traders supported the uprising, the war was initiated and conducted by American Indians who had Indian—not French—objectives.[36] Habitants by Cornelius Krieghoff (1852) Habitants is the name used to referred to the French settlers who established a colony in the Haudenosaunee First Nations territory along the shores of the St. ...


Siege of Fort Detroit

On April 27, 1763, Pontiac spoke at a council about 10 miles below the settlement of Detroit. Using the teachings of Neolin to inspire his listeners, Pontiac convinced a number of Ottawas, Ojibwas, Potawatomis, and Hurons to join him in an attempt to seize Fort Detroit.[37] On May 1, Pontiac visited the fort with 50 Ottawas in order to assess the strength of the garrison.[38] According to a French chronicler, in a second council Pontiac proclaimed: Combatants Pontiacs confederacy Great Britain Commanders Pontiac Wasson Henry Gladwin Donald Campbell † Strength Casualties For the action in the War of 1812, see the Siege of Detroit The Siege of Fort Detroit was an ultimately unsuccessful attempt by North American Indians to capture Fort Detroit during Pontiacs Rebellion. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Detroit redirects here. ... This article is about the native North American people. ... Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... This article is about the First Nations people, the Wyandot, also known as the Huron. ... Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit or Fort Detroit was a fort established by the French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

It is important for us, my brothers, that we exterminate from our lands this nation which seeks only to destroy us. You see as well as I that we can no longer supply our needs, as we have done from our brothers, the French.... Therefore, my brothers, we must all swear their destruction and wait no longer. Nothing prevents us; they are few in numbers, and we can accomplish it.[39]

Hoping to take the stronghold by surprise, on May 7 Pontiac entered Fort Detroit with about 300 men carrying concealed weapons. The British had learned of Pontiac's plan, however, and were armed and ready.[40] His strategy foiled, Pontiac withdrew after a brief council and, two days later, laid siege to the fort. Pontiac and his allies killed all of the English soldiers and settlers they could find outside of the fort, including women and children.[41] One of the soldiers was ritually cannibalized, as was the custom in some Great Lakes Indian cultures.[42] The violence was directed at the British; French colonists were generally left alone. Eventually more than 900 warriors from a half-dozen tribes joined the siege. is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cannibal redirects here. ...

Forts and battles of Pontiac's War
Forts and battles of Pontiac's War

After receiving reinforcements, the British attempted to make a surprise attack on Pontiac's encampment. But Pontiac was ready and waiting, and defeated them at the Battle of Bloody Run on July 31, 1763. Nevertheless, the situation at Fort Detroit remained a stalemate, and Pontiac's influence among his followers began to wane. Groups of Indians began to abandon the siege, some of them making peace with the British before departing. On October 31, 1763, finally convinced that the French in Illinois would not come to his aid at Detroit, Pontiac lifted the siege and removed to the Maumee River, where he continued his efforts to rally resistance against the British.[43] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (969x773, 282 KB)Map drawn by me, Kevin Myers, using Inkscape. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (969x773, 282 KB)Map drawn by me, Kevin Myers, using Inkscape. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Maumee River at Grand Rapids, Ohio. ...


Small forts taken

Before other British outposts had learned about Pontiac's siege at Detroit, Indians captured five small forts in a series of attacks between May 16 and June 2.[44] The first to be taken was Fort Sandusky, a small blockhouse on the shore of Lake Erie. It had been built in 1761 by order of General Amherst, despite the objections of local Wyandots, who in 1762 warned the commander that they would soon burn it down.[45] On May 16, 1763, a group of Wyandots gained entry under the pretense of holding a council, the same stratagem that had failed in Detroit nine days earlier. They seized the commander and killed the other 15 soldiers. British traders at the fort were also killed,[46] among the first of about 100 traders who were killed in the early stages of the war.[44] The dead were scalped and the fort—as the Wyandots had warned a year earlier—was burned to the ground.[47] is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fort Sandusky was a small British fort in the Ohio Country, on the shore of Lake Erie in present-day Ohio, which was captured and destroyed by American Indians during Pontiacs Rebellion. ... A 19th-century-era block house in Fort York, Toronto In military science, a blockhouse is a small, isolated fort in the form of a single building. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... The Wyandot, or Wendat, is an indigenous people of North America, originally from what is now Southern Ontario, Quebec, Canada and Southeast Michigan. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Native American Big Mouth Spring with decorated scalp lock on right shoulder. ...


Fort St. Joseph (the site of present-day Niles, Michigan) was captured on May 25, 1763, by the same method as at Sandusky. The commander was seized by Potawatomis, and most of the fifteen-man garrison was killed outright.[48] Fort Miami (on the site of present Fort Wayne, Indiana) was the third fort to fall. On May 27, 1763, the commander was lured out of the fort by his Indian mistress and shot dead by Miami Indians. The nine-man garrison surrendered after the fort was surrounded.[49] Fort Saint Joseph was a fort near present day Niles, Michigan. ... Niles is a city located in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Fort Wayne in current Fort Wayne, Indiana was established by Captain John Hamtramck under orders from General Mad Anthony Wayne as part of the campaign against the Indians of the area. ... Nickname: Motto: Ke Ki On Ga Location in the state of Indiana, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Allen Founded October 22, 1794 Incorporated February 22, 1840 Government  - Mayor Graham Richard (D)  - City Clerk Sandra Kennedy (D)  - City Council John N. Crawford (R) Samuel J. Talarico, Jr (R) John Shoaff (D... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio. ...


In the Illinois Country, Fort Ouiatenon (about 5 miles southwest of present Lafayette, Indiana) was taken by Weas, Kickapoos, and Mascoutens on June 1, 1763. Soldiers were lured outside for a council, and the entire twenty-man garrison was taken captive without bloodshed. The Indians around Fort Ouiatenon had good relations with the British garrison, but emissaries from Pontiac at Detroit had convinced them to strike. The warriors apologized to the commander for taking the fort, saying that "they were Obliged to do it by the other Nations."[50] In contrast with other forts, at Ouiatenon the British captives were not killed.[51] Fort Ouiatenon was the first fortified European settlement in what is now called Indiana, located approximately three miles southwest of modern-day West Lafayette. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Tippecanoe Townships Fairfield, Wea Platted 1825 Incorporated 1853 Government  - Mayor Tony Roswarski Area  - City 20. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


The fifth fort to fall, Fort Michilimackinac (present Mackinaw City, Michigan), was the largest fort taken by surprise. On June 2, 1763, local Ojibwas staged a game of stickball (a forerunner of lacrosse) with visiting Sauks. The soldiers watched the game, as they had done on previous occasions. The ball was hit through the open gate of the fort; the teams rushed in and were then handed weapons which had been smuggled into the fort by Indian women. About fifteen men of the 35 man garrison were killed in the struggle; five more were later tortured to death.[52] Fort Michilimackinac was an 18th century French, and later British, fort and trading post in the Great Lakes of North America. ... Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County, with a small portion lying within Cheboygan County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Stickball has been called Native American Stickball, and the analogy is appropriate. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... For the abbreviation or acronym SAC, please see SAC. The Sauks or Sacs (Asakiwaki in their own language) are a group of Native Americans whose original territory may have been along the St. ...


Three forts in the Ohio Country were taken in a second wave of attacks in mid-June. Fort Venango (near the site of the present Franklin, Pennsylvania) was taken around June 16, 1763, by Senecas. The entire twelve-man garrison was killed outright, except for the commander, who was made to write down the grievances of the Senecas; he was then burned at the stake.[53] Fort Le Boeuf (on the site of Waterford, Pennsylvania) was attacked on June 18, possibly by the same Senecas who had destroyed Fort Venango. Most of the twelve-man garrison escaped to Fort Pitt.[54] Fort Venango was a small British fort built in 1760 near the site of present Franklin, Pennsylvania. ... Franklin is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Franklin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Fort Le Boeuf was a fort established by the French in 1753 on a fork of French Creek, which is a tributary of the Allegheny River in northwestern Pennsylvania. ... Waterford is a borough located in Erie County, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The eighth and final fort to fall, Fort Presque Isle (on the site of Erie, Pennsylvania), was surrounded by about 250 Ottawas, Ojibwas, Wyandots, and Senecas on the night of June 19, 1763. After holding out for two days, the garrison of about 30 to 60 men surrendered on the condition that they could return to Fort Pitt.[55] Most were instead killed after emerging from the fort.[56] 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. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Siege of Fort Pitt

Main article: Siege of Fort Pitt

Colonists in western Pennsylvania fled to the safety of Fort Pitt after the outbreak of the war. Nearly 550 people crowded inside, including more than 200 women and children.[57] Simeon Ecuyer, the Swiss-born British officer in command, wrote that "We are so crowded in the fort that I fear disease…; the smallpox is among us."[58] Fort Pitt was attacked on June 22, 1763, primarily by Delawares. Too strong to be taken by force, the fort was kept under siege throughout July. Meanwhile, Delaware and Shawnee war parties raided deep into Pennsylvania, taking captives and killing unknown numbers of settlers. Two smaller strongholds that linked Fort Pitt to the east, Fort Bedford and Fort Ligonier, were sporadically fired upon throughout the conflict, but were never taken.[59] Combatants Ohio Country natives Great Britain Commanders Guyasuta Simeon Ecuyer William Trent The Siege of Fort Pitt took place in 1763 in what is now the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Fort Bedford was a French and Indian War era British military fortification located near the present site of Bedford, Pennsylvania. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


For Amherst, who before the war had dismissed the possibility that the Indians would offer any effective resistance to British rule, the military situation over the summer became increasingly grim. He wrote his subordinates, instructing them that captured enemy Indians should "immediately be put to death". To Colonel Henry Bouquet at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who was preparing to lead an expedition to relieve Fort Pitt, Amherst made the following proposal on about 29 June 1763: "Could it not be contrived to send the small pox among the disaffected tribes of Indians? We must on this occasion use every stratagem in our power to reduce them."[60] Henry Bouquet (1719 – September 2, 1765) was a noted British army officer in the French and Indian War and Pontiacs War. ... Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Bouquet agreed, replying to Amherst on 13 July 1763: "I will try to inoculate the bastards with some blankets that may fall into their hands, and take care not to get the disease myself." Amherst responded favorably on 16 July 1763: "You will do well to inoculate the Indians by means of blankets, as well as every other method that can serve to extirpate this execrable race."[61] is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


As it turned out, officers at the besieged Fort Pitt had already attempted to do what Amherst and Bouquet were still discussing, apparently without having been ordered to do so by Amherst or Bouquet. During a parley at Fort Pitt on 24 June 1763, Ecuyer gave representatives of the besieging Delawares two blankets and a handkerchief that had been exposed to smallpox, hoping to spread the disease to the Indians in order to end the siege.[62] is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


It is uncertain whether the British successfully infected the Indians. Because many American Indians died from smallpox during Pontiac's Rebellion, some historians concluded that the attempt was successful, but many scholars now doubt that conclusion. One reason is that the outbreak of smallpox among the Ohio Indians apparently preceded the blanket incident. Furthermore, the Indians outside Fort Pitt kept up the siege for more than a month after receiving the blankets, apparently unaffected by any outbreak of disease. (The two Delaware chiefs who handled the blankets were in good health a month later as well.) Finally, because the disease was already in the area, it may have reached Indian villages through a number of vectors. Eyewitnesses reported that native warriors contracted the disease after attacking infected white settlements, and they may have spread the disease upon their return home. For these reasons, historian David Dixon concludes that "the Indians may well have received the dreaded disease from a number of sources, but infected blankets from Fort Pitt was not one of them."[63]


Bushy Run and Devil's Hole

Charge of the Highlanders at the Battle of Bushy Run.

On August 1, 1763, most of the Indians broke off the siege at Fort Pitt in order to intercept 500 British troops marching to the fort under Colonel Bouquet. On August 5, these two forces met at the Battle of Bushy Run. Although his force suffered heavy casualties, Bouquet fought off the attack and relieved Fort Pitt on August 20, bringing the siege to an end. His victory at Bushy Run was celebrated in the British colonies—church bells rang through the night in Philadelphia—and praised by King George.[64] Combatants Ohio Country natives Great Britain Commanders Guyasuta Keekyuscung â€  Henry Bouquet Strength Unknown 500 Casualties ~60 killed 50 killed, 60 wounded, 5 missing The Battle of Bushy Run was fought during Pontiacs Rebellion between a British relief column under the command of Colonel Henry Bouquet and a combined force... Combatants Seneca Great Britain Commanders Cornplanter Honayewus John Stedman Strength 300-500 134 Casualties Unknown 80 (although reports are as high as 103) The Battle of Devils Hole Road, also known as the Devils Hole Massacre, was fought on September 14, 1763 between a detachment of the British... Image File history File links The_Battle_of_Bushy_Run. ... Image File history File links The_Battle_of_Bushy_Run. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Ohio Country natives Great Britain Commanders Guyasuta Keekyuscung â€  Henry Bouquet Strength Unknown 500 Casualties ~60 killed 50 killed, 60 wounded, 5 missing The Battle of Bushy Run was fought during Pontiacs Rebellion between a British relief column under the command of Colonel Henry Bouquet and a combined force... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... “George III” redirects here. ...


This victory was soon followed by a costly defeat. Fort Niagara, one of the most important western forts, was not assaulted, but on September 14, 1763, at least 300 Senecas, Ottawas, and Ojibwas attacked a supply train along the Niagara Falls portage. Two companies sent from Fort Niagara to rescue the supply train were also defeated. More than 70 soldiers and teamsters were killed in these actions, which Anglo-Americans called the "Devil's Hole Massacre", the deadliest engagement for British soldiers during the war.[65] Historical recreation actors at Old Fort Niagara Fort Niagara is a three hundred-year-old fortification originally built to protect the interests of New France in northern North America. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ... Combatants Seneca Great Britain Commanders Cornplanter Honayewus John Stedman Strength 300–500 134 Casualties Unknown 81 soldiers and 21 wagoners killed, 1 teamster and 8 soldiers wounded The Battle of Devils Hole, also known as the Devils Hole Massacre, was fought on September 14, 1763, between a detachment...


Paxton Boys

Massacre of the Indians at Lancaster by the Paxton Boys in 1763, lithograph published in Events in Indian History (John Wimer, 1841).
Massacre of the Indians at Lancaster by the Paxton Boys in 1763, lithograph published in Events in Indian History (John Wimer, 1841).

The violence and terror of Pontiac's War convinced many western Pennsylvanians that their government was not doing enough to protect them. This discontent was manifest most seriously in an uprising led by a vigilante group that came to be known as the Paxton Boys, so-called because they were primarily from the area around the Pennsylvania village of Paxton (or Paxtang). The Paxtonians turned their anger towards American Indians—many of them Christians—who lived peacefully in small enclaves in the midst of white Pennsylvania settlements. Prompted by rumors that an Indian war party had been seen at the Indian village of Conestoga, on December 14, 1763, a group of more than 50 Paxton Boys marched on the village and murdered the six Susquehannocks they found there. Pennsylvania officials placed the remaining 14 Susquehannocks in protective custody in Lancaster, but on December 27 the Paxton Boys broke into the jail and slaughtered them. Governor John Penn issued bounties for the arrest of the murderers, but no one came forward to identify them.[66] Image File history File links Paxton_massacre. ... Image File history File links Paxton_massacre. ... For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ... The Paxton Boys were a group of backcountry frontiersmen from western Pennsylvania who banded together to defend themselves against Indian attack during Pontiacs Rebellion. ... Paxtang is a borough located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Susquehannock The Susquehannock people were natives of areas adjacent to the Susquehanna River and its tributaries from the southern part of what is now New York, through Pennsylvania, to the mouth of the Susquehanna in Maryland at the north end of the Chesapeake Bay. ... Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... John Penn (1729-1795) was one of the last colonial proprietors of Pennsylvania, and twice governed the Colony (1763-1771, 1771-1776). ...


The Paxton Boys then set their sights on other Indians living within eastern Pennsylvania, many of whom fled to Philadelphia for protection. Several hundred Paxtonians marched on Philadelphia in January 1764, where the presence of British troops and Philadelphia militia prevented them from doing more violence. Benjamin Franklin, who had helped organize the local militia, negotiated with the Paxton leaders and brought an end to the immediate crisis. Afterwards, Franklin published a scathing indictment of the Paxton Boys. "If an Indian injures me," he asked, "does it follow that I may revenge that Injury on all Indians?"[67] The role of militia, also known as civilian military service and duty, in the United States is complex and has transformed over time. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ...


British response, 1764–1766

American Indian raids on frontier settlements escalated in the spring and summer of 1764. The hardest hit colony that year was Virginia, where more than 100 settlers were killed.[68] On May 26 in Maryland, 15 colonists working in a field near Fort Cumberland were killed. On June 14, about 13 settlers near Fort Loudoun in Pennsylvania were killed and their homes burned. The most notorious raid occurred on July 26, when four Delaware warriors killed and scalped a school teacher and ten children in what is now Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Incidents such as these prompted the Pennsylvania Assembly, with the approval of Governor Penn, to reintroduce the scalp bounties offered during the French and Indian War, which paid money for every enemy Indian killed above the age of ten, including women.[69] is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... This article needs to be wikified. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fort Loudoun (or Fort Loudon, after the modern spelling of the town) was a fort in colonial Pennsylvania, one of several forts in colonial America named after John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun. ... The Enoch Brown School Massacre was a notorious incident in Pontiacs Rebellion. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


General Amherst, held responsible for the uprising by the Board of Trade, was recalled to London in August 1763 and replaced by Major General Thomas Gage. In 1764, Gage sent two expeditions into the west to crush the rebellion, rescue British prisoners, and arrest the Indians responsible for the war. According to historian Fred Anderson, Gage's campaign, which had been designed by Amherst, prolonged the war for more than a year because it focused on punishing the Indians rather than ending the war. Gage's one significant departure from Amherst's plan was to allow William Johnson to conduct a peace treaty at Niagara, giving those Indians who were ready to "bury the hatchet" a chance to do so.[70] The Board of Trade circa 1808. ... Sir Thomas Gage (1719 – April 2, 1787) was a British general and commander in chief of the North American forces from 1763 to 1775 during the early days of the American Revolution. ... Fred Anderson is an American historian. ...


Fort Niagara treaty

From July to August 1764, Johnson conducted a treaty at Fort Niagara with about 2,000 Indians in attendance, primarily Iroquois. Although most Iroquois had stayed out of the war, Senecas from the Genesee River valley had taken up arms against the British, and Johnson worked to bring them back into the Covenant Chain alliance. As restitution for the Devil's Hole ambush, the Senecas were compelled to cede the strategically important Niagara portage to the British. Johnson even convinced the Iroquois to send a war party against the Ohio Indians. This Iroquois expedition captured a number of Delawares and destroyed abandoned Delaware and Shawnee towns in the Susquehanna Valley, but otherwise the Iroquois did not contribute to the war effort as much as Johnson had desired.[71] The Treaty of Fort Niagara is one of several treaties signed between The Crown and various indigenous peoples of North America. ... Upper Genesee near Belmont, New York, a series of pools and riffles The Middle Falls of the Genesee in Letchworth State Park The Genesee Rivers name is derived from the Iroquois meaning good valley or pleasant valley. ... The Covenant Chain was an alliance between the Iroquois Confederacy and the English colonies of North America. ... The Susquehanna River (originally Sasquesahanough per the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. ...

Bouquet's negotiations are depicted in this 1765 engraving based on a painting by Benjamin West. The Indian orator holds a belt of wampum in his hand, essential for diplomacy in the Eastern Woodlands.
Bouquet's negotiations are depicted in this 1765 engraving based on a painting by Benjamin West. The Indian orator holds a belt of wampum in his hand, essential for diplomacy in the Eastern Woodlands.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1105x1536, 457 KB) Other versions Image:Bouquet treaty. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1105x1536, 457 KB) Other versions Image:Bouquet treaty. ... Self Portrait of Benjamin West, ca. ... Wampum is a string of white shell beads fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk (Busycotypus canaliculatus) shell, and is traditionally used by Indigenous Americans, First Nations peoples, Native Americans, hobbyists, business people, and traders, who regarded it as a sacred or trade representative of the value of the artist... The Eastern Woodlands was a cultural area of the indigenous peoples of North America. ...

Two expeditions

Having secured the area around Fort Niagara, the British launched two military expeditions into the west. The first expedition, led by Colonel John Bradstreet, was to travel by boat across Lake Erie and reinforce Detroit. Bradstreet was to subdue the Indians around Detroit before marching south into the Ohio Country. The second expedition, commanded by Colonel Bouquet, was to march west from Fort Pitt and form a second front in the Ohio Country. John Bradstreet (born 1711 - died September 25, 1774) was a Lieutenant Colonel in the French and Indian War who helped Britain gain control of Lake Ontario by capturing Fort Frontenac, now Kingston, Ontario. ...


Bradstreet set out from Fort Schlosser in early August 1764 with about 1,200 soldiers and a large contingent of Indian allies enlisted by Sir William Johnson. Bradstreet felt that he did not have enough troops to subdue enemy Indians by force, and so when strong winds on Lake Erie forced him to stop at Presque Isle on August 12, he decided to negotiate a treaty with a delegation of Ohio Indians led by Guyasuta. Bradstreet exceeded his authority by conducting a peace treaty rather than a simple truce, and by agreeing to halt Bouquet's expedition, which had not yet left Fort Pitt. Gage, Johnson, and Bouquet were outraged when they learned what Bradstreet had done. Gage rejected the treaty, believing that Bradstreet had been duped into abandoning his offensive in the Ohio Country. Gage may have been correct: the Ohio Indians did not return prisoners as promised in a second meeting with Bradstreet in September, and some Shawnees were trying to enlist French aid in order to continue the war.[72] Fort Schlosser was a fortification built in Western New York in the USA around 1860 by the colonial British forces. ... Sir William Johnson (1715-1774) was an English pioneer and soldier in the colonial New York, and the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1755-1774. ... Presque Isle is the name of several places in the United States of America. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bradstreet continued westward, as yet unaware that his unauthorized diplomacy was angering his superiors. He reached Fort Detroit on August 26, where he negotiated another treaty. In an attempt to discredit Pontiac, who was not present, Bradstreet chopped up a peace belt the Ottawa leader had sent to the meeting. According to historian Richard White, "such an act, roughly equivalent to a European ambassador's urinating on a proposed treaty, had shocked and offended the gathered Indians." Bradstreet also claimed that the Indians had accepted British sovereignty as a result of his negotiations, but Johnson believed that this had not been fully explained to the Indians and that further councils would be needed. Although Bradstreet had successfully reinforced and reoccupied British forts in the region, his diplomacy proved to be controversial and inconclusive.[73] is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard White (born 1947) is an American historian, currently the President-elect of the Organization of American Historians, and the author of influential books on the American West, Native American history, and environmental history. ...

Because many children taken as captives had been adopted into Indian families, their forced return often resulted in emotional scenes, as depicted in this engraving based on a painting by Benjamin West.
Because many children taken as captives had been adopted into Indian families, their forced return often resulted in emotional scenes, as depicted in this engraving based on a painting by Benjamin West.

Colonel Bouquet, delayed in Pennsylvania while mustering the militia, finally set out from Fort Pitt on October 3, 1764, with 1,150 men. He marched to the Muskingum River in the Ohio Country, within striking distance of a number of native villages. Now that treaties had been negotiated at Fort Niagara and Fort Detroit, the Ohio Indians were isolated and, with some exceptions, ready to make peace. In a council which began on 17 October, Bouquet demanded that the Ohio Indians return all captives, including those not yet returned from the French and Indian War. Guyasuta and other leaders reluctantly handed over more than 200 captives, many of whom had been adopted into Indian families. Because not all of the captives were present, the Indians were compelled to surrender hostages as a guarantee that the other captives would be returned. The Ohio Indians agreed to attend a more formal peace conference with William Johnson, which was finalized in July 1765.[74] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1064x1536, 440 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pontiacs Rebellion Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1064x1536, 440 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pontiacs Rebellion Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Muskingum River near its mouth at Marietta, Ohio in 2001 The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 mi (179 km) long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Treaty with Pontiac

Although the military conflict essentially ended with the 1764 expeditions,[75] Indians still called for resistance in the Illinois Country, where British troops had yet to take possession of Fort de Chartres from the French. A Shawnee war chief named Charlot Kaské emerged as the most strident anti-British leader in the region, temporarily surpassing Pontiac in influence. Kaské traveled as far south as New Orleans in an effort to enlist French aid against the British.[76] Fort de Chartres existed as a succession of three French fortifications built during the 1700s on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area of upper Louisiana known as the Illinois Country. ... Charlot Kaské (fl. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


In 1765, the British decided that the occupation of the Illinois Country could only be accomplished by diplomatic means. British officials focused on Pontiac, who had become less militant after hearing of Bouquet's truce with the Ohio Country Indians.[77] Johnson's deputy George Croghan traveled to the Illinois Country in the summer of 1765, and although he was injured along the way in an attack by Kickapoos and Mascoutens, he managed to meet and negotiate with Pontiac. While Charlot Kaské wanted to burn Croghan at the stake,[78] Pontiac urged moderation and agreed to travel to New York, where he made a formal treaty with William Johnson at Fort Ontario on 25 July 1766. It was hardly a surrender: no lands were ceded, no prisoners returned, and no hostages were taken.[79] Rather than accept British sovereignty, Kaské left British territory by crossing the Mississippi River with other French and Indian refugees.[80] There are articles for more than one person named George Croghan. ... Fort Ontario is an historic fort situated by the City of Oswego, in Oswego County, New York in the United States of America. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


Legacy

The total loss of life resulting from Pontiac's Rebellion is unknown. About 400 British soldiers were killed in action and perhaps 50 were captured and tortured to death.[81] George Croghan estimated that 2,000 settlers had been killed or captured, a figure sometimes repeated as 2,000 settlers killed.[82] The violence compelled approximately 4,000 settlers from Pennsylvania and Virginia to flee their homes.[83] American Indian losses went mostly unrecorded, but it has been estimated that about 200 warriors were killed in battle, with additional war-related deaths if germ warfare initiated at Fort Pitt was successful.[84]


Pontiac's War has traditionally been portrayed as a defeat for the Indians,[85] but scholars now usually view it as a military stalemate: while the Indians had failed to drive away the British, the British were unable to conquer the Indians. Negotiation and accommodation, rather than success on the battlefield, ultimately brought an end to the war.[86] The Indians had in fact won a victory of sorts by compelling the British government to abandon Amherst's policies and instead create a relationship with the Indians modeled on the Franco-Indian alliance.[87]


Relations between British colonists and American Indians, which had been severely strained during the French and Indian War, reached a new low during Pontiac's Rebellion.[88] According to historian David Dixon, "Pontiac's War was unprecedented for its awful violence, as both sides seemed intoxicated with genocidal fanaticism."[89] Historian Daniel Richter characterizes the Indian attempt to drive out the British, and the effort of the Paxton Boys to eliminate Indians from their midst, as parallel examples of ethnic cleansing.[90] People on both sides of the conflict had come to the conclusion that colonists and natives were inherently different and could not live with each other. According to Richter, the war saw the emergence of "the novel idea that all Native people were 'Indians,' that all Euro-Americans were 'Whites,' and that all on one side must unite to destroy the other."[91] For other uses, see Genocide (disambiguation). ... For the video game, see Ethnic Cleansing (computer game). ...


The British government also came to the conclusion that colonists and Indians must be kept apart. On October 7, 1763, the Crown issued the Royal Proclamation of 1763, an effort to reorganize British North America after the Treaty of Paris. The Proclamation, already in the works when Pontiac's Rebellion erupted, was hurriedly issued after news of the uprising reached London. Officials drew a boundary line between the British colonies and American Indian lands west of the Appalachian Mountains, creating a vast Indian Reserve that stretched from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River and from Florida to Newfoundland. By forbidding colonists from trespassing on Indian lands, the British government hoped to avoid more conflicts like Pontiac's Rebellion. "The Royal Proclamation," writes historian Colin Calloway, "reflected the notion that segregation not interaction should characterize Indian-white relations."[92] is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A portion of eastern North America; the 1763 Proclamation line is the border between the red and the pink areas. ... British North America consisted of the loyalist colonies and territories (i. ... The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of 1763, was signed on February 10, 1763, by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Map of the United States portion of the territory in 1775 after Quebec laid claim to the land north of the Ohio River. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


The effects of Pontiac's War were long-lasting. Because the Proclamation officially recognized that indigenous people had certain rights to the lands they occupied, it has been called the Indians' "Bill of Rights", and still informs the relationship between the Canadian government and First Nations.[93] For British colonists and land speculators, however, the Proclamation seemed to deny them the fruits of victory—western lands—that had been won in the war with France. The resentment which this created undermined colonial attachment to the Empire, contributing to the coming of the American Revolution.[94] According to Colin Calloway, "Pontiac's Revolt was not the last American war for independence—American colonists launched a rather more successful effort a dozen years later, prompted in part by the measures the British government took to try to prevent another war like Pontiac's."[95] First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


For American Indians, Pontiac's War demonstrated the possibilities of pan-tribal cooperation in resisting Anglo-American colonial expansion. Although the conflict divided tribes and villages,[96] the war also saw the first extensive multi-tribal resistance to European colonization in North America, and the first war between Europeans and American Indians that did not end in complete defeat for the Indians.[97] The Proclamation of 1763 ultimately did not prevent British colonists and land speculators from expanding westward, and so Indians found it necessary to form new resistance movements. Beginning with conferences hosted by Shawnees in 1767, in the following decades leaders such as Joseph Brant, Alexander McGillivray, Blue Jacket, and Tecumseh would attempt to forge confederacies that would revive the resistance efforts of Pontiac's War.[98] Territories in the Americas colonized or claimed by a European great power in 1750. ... Joseph Brant, painted in London by leading court painter George Romney in 1776 Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (c. ... Alexander McGillivray (1750 – 17 February 1793) was a leader of the Creek (Muscogee) Indians during and after the American Revolution who worked to establish a Creek national identity and centralized leadership as a means of resisting American expansion onto Creek territory. ... Blue Jacket or Weyapiersenwah (c. ... For other uses, see Tecumseh (disambiguation). ...


Notes

  1. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 117; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 158.
  2. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 117.
  3. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 303n21; Peckham, Pontiac and the Indian Uprising, 107n.
  4. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", x.
  5. ^ McConnell, "Introduction", xiii; Dowd, War under Heaven, 7.
  6. ^ Jennings, Empire of Fortune, 442.
  7. ^ Alternate titles include "Western Indians' Defensive War" (used by McConnell, A Country Between, after historian W. J. Eccles) and "The Amerindian War of 1763" (used by Steele, Warpaths). "Pontiac's War" is the term most used by scholars listed in the references. "Pontiac's Conspiracy" remains the Library of Congress subject heading.
  8. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 216.
  9. ^ Anderson, Crucible of War, 453.
  10. ^ White, Middle Ground, 256.
  11. ^ For tribes not political units, see White, Middle Ground, xiv. For other Ottawas denounce war, see White, Middle Ground, 287.
  12. ^ White, Middle Ground, 260.
  13. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 168.
  14. ^ Anderson, Crucible of War, 626–32.
  15. ^ McConnell, Country Between, ch. 1.
  16. ^ White, Middle Ground, 240–45.
  17. ^ White, Middle Ground, 248–55.
  18. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 85–89.
  19. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 157–58.
  20. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 63–69.
  21. ^ White, Middle Ground, 36, 113, 179–83.
  22. ^ White, Middle Ground, 256–58; McConnell, A Country Between, 163–64; Dowd, War under Heaven, 70–75.
  23. ^ For effect of the Cherokee gunpowder shortage on Amherst, see Anderson, Crucible of War, 468–71; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 78. For Indian resentment of gunpowder restrictions, see Dowd, War under Heaven, 76–77; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 83.
  24. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 82–3.
  25. ^ Dowd, Spirited Resistance, 34.
  26. ^ White, Middle Ground, 279–85.
  27. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 6.
  28. ^ White, Middle Ground, 272; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 85–87.
  29. ^ White, Middle Ground, 276.
  30. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 105; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 87–88.
  31. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 92–93, 100; Nester, Haughty Conquerors", 46–47.
  32. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 104.
  33. ^ Parkman, Conspiracy, 1:186–87; McConnell, A Country Between, 182.
  34. ^ Peckham, Indian Uprising, 108–10. Historian Wilbur Jacobs supported Parkman's thesis that Pontiac planned the war in advance, but objected to the use of the word "conspiracy" because it suggested that the Indian grievances were unjustified; Jacobs, "Pontiac's War", 83–90.
  35. ^ McConnell, A Country Between, 182.
  36. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 105–13, 160 (for French flag), 268; White, Middle Ground, 276–77; Calloway, Scratch of a Pen, 126. Peckham, like Parkman, argued that the Indians took up arms due to the "whispered assurances of the French" (p. 105), although both admitted that the evidence was sketchy.
  37. ^ Parkman, Conspiracy, 1:200–08.
  38. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 108; Peckham, Indian Uprising, 116.
  39. ^ Peckham, Indian Uprising, 119–20; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 109.
  40. ^ Because Major Gladwin, the British commander at Detroit, did not reveal the identity of the informant(s) who warned him of Pontiac's plan, historians have named several possible candidates; Dixon, "Never Come to Peace, 109–10; Nester, Haughty Conquerors", 77–8.
  41. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 111–12.
  42. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 114.
  43. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 139.
  44. ^ a b Dowd, War under Heaven, 125.
  45. ^ McConnell, A Country Between, 167; Nester, Haughty Conquerors", 44.
  46. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 86, gives the number of traders killed at Sandusky as 12; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, mentions "three or four", while Dowd, War under Heaven, 125, says that it was "a great many".
  47. ^ Nester, Haughty Conquerors", 86; Parkman, Conspiracy, 1:271.
  48. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 88–9.
  49. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 90.
  50. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 121.
  51. ^ Nester, Haughty Conquerors", 90–1.
  52. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 122; Dowd, War under Heaven, 126; Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 95–97.
  53. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 99.
  54. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 101–02.
  55. ^ Dixon (Never Come to Peace, 149) says that Presque Isle held 29 soldiers and several civilians, while Dowd (War under Heaven, 127) writes that there were "perhaps sixty men" inside.
  56. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 128.
  57. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 151; Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 92.
  58. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 151.
  59. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 130; Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 97–8, 113.
  60. ^ Peckham, Indian Uprising, 226; Anderson, Crucible of War, 542, 809n.
  61. ^ Anderson, Crucible of War, 809n; Grenier, First Way of War, 144; Nester, Haughty Conquerors", 114–15.
  62. ^ Anderson, Crucible of War, 541–2; Jennings, Empire of Fortune, 447n26. This was not the first time that a crude form of biological warfare had been attempted in the region: in 1761, American Indians had attempted to poison the well at Fort Ligonier using an animal carcass; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 153.
  63. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 152–55; McConnell, A Country Between, 195–96; Dowd, War under Heaven, 190. For historians who believe the attempt at infection was successful, see Nester, Haughty Conquerors", 112; Jennings, Empire of Fortune, 447–48.
  64. ^ For celebration and praise, see Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 196.
  65. ^ Peckham, Indian Uprising, 224–25; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 210–11; Dowd, War under Heaven, 137.
  66. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 173.
  67. ^ Franklin quoted in Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 176.
  68. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 194.
  69. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 222–24; Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 194.
  70. ^ Anderson, Crucible of War, 553, 617–20.
  71. ^ For Niagara treaty, see McConnell, A Country Between, 197–99; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 219–20, 228; Dowd, War under Heaven, 151–53.
  72. ^ For Bradstreet along Lake Erie, see White, Middle Ground, 291–92; McConnell, A Country Between, 199–200; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 228–29; Dowd, War under Heaven, 155–58. Dowd writes that Bradstreet's Indian escort numbered "some six hundred" (p. 155), while Dixon gives it as "more than 250" (p. 228).
  73. ^ For Bradstreet at Detroit, see White, Middle Ground, 297–98; McConnell, A Country Between, 199–200; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 227–32; Dowd, War under Heaven, 153–62.
  74. ^ For Bouquet expedition, see Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 233–41; McConnell, A Country Between, 201–05; Dowd, War under Heaven, 162–65.
  75. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 242.
  76. ^ White, Middle Ground, 300–1; Dowd, War under Heaven, 217–19.
  77. ^ White, Middle Ground, 302.
  78. ^ White, Middle Ground, 305, note 70.
  79. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 253–54.
  80. ^ Calloway, Scratch of a Pen, 76, 150.
  81. ^ Peckham, Indian Uprising, 239. Nester ("Haughty Conquerors", 280) lists 500 killed, an apparent misprint since his source is Peckham.
  82. ^ For works which report 2,000 killed (rather than killed and captured), see Jennings, Empire of Fortune, 446; Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", vii, 172. Nester later (p. 279) revises this number down to about 450 killed. Dowd argues that Croghan's widely reported estimate "cannot be taken seriously" because it was a "wild guess" made while Croghan was far away in London; Dowd, War under Heaven, 142.
  83. ^ Dowd, War under Heaven, 275.
  84. ^ Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", 279.
  85. ^ Peckham, Indian Uprising, 322.
  86. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 242–43; White, Middle Ground, 289; McConnell, "Introduction", xv.
  87. ^ White, Middle Ground, 305–09; Calloway, Scratch of a Pen, 76; Richter, Facing East, 210.
  88. ^ Calloway, Scratch of a Pen, 77.
  89. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, xiii.
  90. ^ Richter, Facing East, 190–91.
  91. ^ Richter, Facing East, 208.
  92. ^ Calloway, Scratch of a Pen, 92.
  93. ^ Calloway, Scratch of a Pen, 96–98.
  94. ^ Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 246.
  95. ^ Calloway, Scratch of a Pen, 91.
  96. ^ Hinderaker, Elusive Empires, 156.
  97. ^ For first extensive war, see Steele, Warpaths, 234. For first war not to be complete Indian defeat, see Steele, Warpaths, 247.
  98. ^ Dowd, Spirited Resistance, 42–43, 91–93; Dowd, War under Heaven, 264–66.

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References

  • Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754–1766. New York: Knopf, 2000. ISBN 0-375-40642-5. (discussion)
  • Calloway, Colin. The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America. Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-19-530071-8.
  • Dixon, David. Never Come to Peace Again: Pontiac's Uprising and the Fate of the British Empire in North America. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8061-3656-1.
  • Dowd, Gregory Evans. A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745–1815. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-8018-4609-9.
  • Dowd, Gregory Evans. War under Heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations, & the British Empire. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8018-7079-8, ISBN 0-8018-7892-6 (paperback). (review)
  • Grenier, John. The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607–1814. Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-521-84566-1.
  • Hinderaker, Eric. Elusive Empires: Constructing Colonialism in the Ohio Valley, 1763–1800. Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-66345-8.
  • Jacobs, Wilbur R. "Pontiac's War—A Conspiracy?" in Dispossessing the American Indian: Indians and Whites on the Colonial Frontier, 83–93. New York: Scribners, 1972.
  • Jennings, Francis. Empire of Fortune: Crowns, Colonies, and Tribes in the Seven Years War in America. New York: Norton, 1988. ISBN 0-393-30640-2.
  • McConnell, Michael N. A Country Between: The Upper Ohio Valley and Its Peoples, 1724–1774. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992. ISBN 0-8032-8238-9. (review)
  • McConnell, Michael N. "Introduction to the Bison Book Edition" of The Conspiracy of Pontiac by Francis Parkman. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8032-8733-X.
  • Nester, William R. "Haughty Conquerors": Amherst and the Great Indian Uprising of 1763. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2000. ISBN 0-275-96770-0. A narrative history based mostly on previously published sources, Gregory Dowd writes that "Nester pays little attention to archival sources, sources in French, ethnography, and the past two decades of scholarship on Native American history" (Dowd, War under Heaven, 283n9).
  • Parkman, Francis. The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada. 2 volumes. Originally published Boston, 1851; revised 1870. Reprinted often, including Bison book edition: ISBN 0-8032-8733-X (vol 1); ISBN 0-8032-8737-2 (vol 2). Parkman's landmark work, though still influential, has largely been supplanted by modern scholarship.
  • Peckham, Howard H. Pontiac and the Indian Uprising. University of Chicago Press, 1947. ISBN 0-8143-2469-X.
  • Richter, Daniel K. Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-674-00638-0. (review)
  • Steele, Ian K. Warpaths: Invasions of North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-19-508223-0.
  • Ward, Matthew C. "The Microbes of War: The British Army and Epidemic Disease among the Ohio Indians, 1758–1765". In David Curtis Skaggs and Larry L. Nelson, eds., The Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes, 1754–1814, 63–78. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-87013-569-4.
  • White, Richard. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815. Cambridge University Press, 1991. ISBN 0-521-42460-7. (info)

Francis Parkman Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and died in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts. ... Richard White (born 1947) is an American historian, currently the President-elect of the Organization of American Historians, and the author of influential books on the American West, Native American history, and environmental history. ...

Further reading

  • Auth, Stephen F. The Ten Years' War: Indian-White relations in Pennsylvania, 1755–1765. New York: Garland, 1989. ISBN 0824061721.
  • Barr, Daniel, ed. The Boundaries between Us: Natives and Newcomers along the Frontiers of the Old Northwest Territory, 1750–1850. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2006. ISBN 0873388445.
  • Eckert, Allan W. The Conquerors: A Narrative. Boston: Little, Brown, 1970. Reprinted 2002, Jesse Stuart Foundation, ISBN 1-931672-06-7, ISBN 1-931672-07-5 (paperback). Detailed history written in novelized form, generally considered by academic historians to be fiction (see Nester, "Haughty Conquerors", xii; Jennings, Empire of Fortune, 77 n. 13).
  • McConnell, Michael N. Army and Empire: British Soldiers on the American Frontier, 1758–1775. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
  • Ward, Matthew C. Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754–1765. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003.

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External links

  • "Sir William Johnson Journal in Detroit 1761", Johnson's account of his prewar diplomatic mission to Detroit, from the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University. Originally published in The Papers of Sir William Johnson (Albany: University of the State of New York, 1962) 13:248–59.

 
 

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