Pontiac or Obwandiyag (c. 1720 – April 20, 1769) was an Odawa war chief who became noted for his role in Pontiac's War (1763–1766), an American Indian struggle against British military occupation of the Great Lakes region and named for him. It followed the British victory in the French and Indian War, the North American front of the Seven Years' War. Pontiac's importance has been debated in the war that bears his name. Nineteenth-century accounts portrayed him as the mastermind and leader of…

Pontiac or Obwandiyag (c. 1720 – April 20, 1769) was an Odawa war chief who became noted for his role in Pontiac's War (1763–1766), an American Indian struggle against British military occupation of the Great Lakes region and named for him. It followed the British victory in the French and Indian War, the North American front of the Seven Years' War. Pontiac's importance has been debated in the war that bears his name. Nineteenth-century accounts portrayed him as the mastermind and leader of…

Small Pox for the Lenape Indians, Pontiac War, 1763.

Small Pox for the Lenape Indians, Pontiac War, 1763.

Pontiac's War, Pontiac's Conspiracy, or Pontiac's Rebellion was a war that was launched in 1763 by a loose confederation of elements of Native American tribes primarily from the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, and Ohio Country who were dissatisfied with British postwar policies in the Great Lakes region after the British victory in the French and Indian War (1754–1763).

Pontiac's War, Pontiac's Conspiracy, or Pontiac's Rebellion was a war that was launched in 1763 by a loose confederation of elements of Native American tribes primarily from the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, and Ohio Country who were dissatisfied with British postwar policies in the Great Lakes region after the British victory in the French and Indian War (1754–1763).

Pontiac's Rebellion:  The British took over Frances forts after their forces withdrew. The British refused to give the Native Americans supplies, and when they moved onto the Native Americans land, they  attacked the British settlers and destroyed many of their forts. The British fought back and killed many Indians, even some who hadn't attacked them.

Pontiac's Rebellion: The British took over Frances forts after their forces withdrew. The British refused to give the Native Americans supplies, and when they moved onto the Native Americans land, they attacked the British settlers and destroyed many of their forts. The British fought back and killed many Indians, even some who hadn't attacked them.

Full text of "The Indian wars of Pennsylvania : an account of the Indian events, in Pennsylvania, of the French and Indian war, Pontiac's war, Lord Dunmore's war, the revolutionary war, and the Indian uprising from 1789 to 1795 ; tragedies of the Pennsylvania frontier based primarily on the Penna. archives and colonial records / by C. Hale Sipe ; introduction by Dr. George P. Donehoo"

Full text of "The Indian wars of Pennsylvania : an account of the Indian events, in Pennsylvania, of the French and Indian war, Pontiac's war, Lord Dunmore's war, the revolutionary war, and the Indian uprising from 1789 to 1795 ; tragedies of the Pennsylvania frontier based primarily on the Penna. archives and colonial records / by C. Hale Sipe ; introduction by Dr. George P. Donehoo"

The War Chief of the Ottawas: A Chronicle of the Pontiac War (Dodo Press)

The War Chief of the Ottawas: A Chronicle of the Pontiac War (Dodo Press)

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Nostalgia Drag Racing - Funny Car photographed by Paul Katata 2014

Nostalgia Drag Racing - Funny Car photographed by Paul Katata 2014

Literary Land Claims: The "Indian Land Question" from Pontiac's War to Attawapiskat

Literary Land Claims: The "Indian Land Question" from Pontiac's War to Attawapiskat (Paperback)

Literary Land Claims: The "Indian Land Question" from Pontiac's War to Attawapiskat

The impact of Pontiac’s War and the Paxton Boys led to less public support of the Quaker Party. This satirical political cartoon by Henry Dawkins in 1764 depicts prominent Quaker Israel Pemberton dancing with a Native American and Benjamin Franklin scheming to control the Quaker Party for his own political gain. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

The impact of Pontiac’s War and the Paxton Boys led to less public support of the Quaker Party. This satirical political cartoon by Henry Dawkins in 1764 depicts prominent Quaker Israel Pemberton dancing with a Native American and Benjamin Franklin scheming to control the Quaker Party for his own political gain. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

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