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.