Pontiac and the Indian Uprising

Pontiac and the Indian Uprising

by Howard H. Peckham
     
 

ISBN-10: 081432469X

ISBN-13: 9780814324691

Pub. Date: 03/28/1994

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

First published in 1947, Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is a product of his time; it is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans. Howard Peckham examines how Pontiac was able to lead four tribes to war and inspire the revolt of many more. He looks at the circumstances that motivated and encouraged him,

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First published in 1947, Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is a product of his time; it is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans. Howard Peckham examines how Pontiac was able to lead four tribes to war and inspire the revolt of many more. He looks at the circumstances that motivated and encouraged him, and finally, at Pontiac's eventual failure.

This comprehensive investigation of Pontiac's life was difficult because, unable to write, he left no collection of papers. All of his contemporaries who wrote about him were also his enemies, so obtaining an objective picture from them was nearly impossible. Peckham used important source material that enabled him to understand the Ottawa chief and to trace his movements with some continuity. The book includes, in full, the few letters that Pontiac dictated and his speeches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814324691
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Series:
Great Lakes Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,401,918
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Maps and Illustrations
Foreword to the Great Lakes Books Edition
Foreword
1His Background1
2His Early Life15
3His First Activity30
4The Ottawas in the French and Indian War40
5The British Occupy Detroit57
6Peacemaking at Detroit76
7Origin of Pontiac's War92
8The Plot and Its Discovery112
9The First Blows130
10The Problem of Supplies145
11Victories Beyond Detroit156
12The News Travels East171
13Progress of the Siege180
14From Bloody Bridge to Bushy Run201
15The War on the Settlements214
16The East End of Lake Erie221
17The Siege is Raised229
18Pontiac Escapes Punishment243
19Reluctant Submission265
20Formal Treaty Negotiations288
21Peace - and Persecution298
22Assassination - and Fame309
23Retrospect319
Acknowledgments323
Bibliography326
Index333

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