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Obwandiyag (Pontiac)

Born: 1720 AD
Died: 1769 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Chief


1720 - He was born in Ottawa village on the Detroit or Maumee Rivers.


1747 - Pontiac became the Ottawa chief.


1754-1755 - Pontiac support the French during the French and Indian War.


         - It was believed that he took part in the French and Indian victory over the Braddock expedition on 9th of July in 1755.


1763 - On the 27th of April, he held a large council about 10 miles below Fort Detroit which is now known as Council Point Park in Lincoln Park, Michigan.


         - After their failure to capture Fort Detroit, Pontiac withdrew to the Illinois Country.


1766 - Pontiac met with the British superintendent of Indian affairs Sir William Johnson on the 25th of July at Oswego, New York, and formally ended hostilities.


1768 - He was forced to leave Ottawa village on the Maumee River.


1769 - Pontiac was murdered at the at the French village of Cahokia on the 20th of April.




















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