Pontiac

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Warrior, Military Leader(c. 1720–1769)
Native Indian Chief Pontiac was famous for his role in Pontiac's Rebellion, an American Indian struggle against the British occupation of the Great Lakes area.

Synopsis

Ottawa Chief Pontiac was famous for his role in Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–64), an American Indian struggle against the British occupation of the Great Lakes area. He enlisted support from other Indian tribes and staged attacks of British forts. He agreed to conclude a treaty of peace in July 1766. He was assassinated by a Peoria Indian in 1769, perhaps in retaliation for an earlier attack.

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