From The Narrows: Detroit (25 May 2013). 250 years ago today, the British outpost Fort St. Joesph (near present-day Niles, MI) fell to Potawatomi warriors. They used the same tactic that had succeed at Fort Sandusky, but had failed at Detroit. Over the next eight days, Fort Miami (Fort Wanye, IN), Fort Ouiatenon (Lafayette, IN), and Fort Michilimackinac (Mackinaw City, MI) were captured by Native warriors. This left Detroit as the only British held fort west of Pennsylvania.
Middle and High School students can color and doodle as they learn about the events that led to the American Revolution or Revolutionary War. Great for your 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade classroom or homeschool students! Students will learn about the Albany Plan of Union, Pontiac's Rebellion, Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act, Stamp Act Congress, Declaratory Act, Townshend Acts, Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, Circular Letter, Boston Massacre…
Pontiac or Obwandiyag was an Ottawa leader who became famous for his role in Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–1766), an American Indian struggle against the British military occupation of the Great Lakes region. Historians disagree about Pontiac's importance in the war that bears his name. Nineteenth century accounts portrayed him as the mastermind and leader of the revolt, while some subsequent interpretations have depicted him as a local leader with limited overall influence.
Pontiac's Rebellion occurred in 1763. During this revolt, the British took over their forts and wouldn't give them any supplies. Native American groups responded by attacking settlers and destroying British forts west of the Appalachians.