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The Siege of Detroit 1763

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker
Inscription. Shortly after the founding of Detroit in 1970 a village of Ottawa Indians was established on the south shore of the river in this vicinity and its inhabitants lived on friendly terms with the French garrison and settlers. However after the British took control of Detroit and other western posts in 1760, relations with the Indians deteriorated. In 1763 the great Ottawa chief, Pontiac, raised a strong confederacy of Indian tribes and attacked several British posts. Detroit was besieged from May until October by a force which included some 250 warriors from this Ottawa village. Pontiac's unsuccessful attempt to capture Detroit led to the failure of his uprising and general peace was re-established in 1765.
 
Erected 1963 by Archaelogical and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Location. 42° 19.711′ N, 82° 58.875′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Riverside Drive East just from Pillette Road. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the Canadian side of the Detroit River, across the river from Detroit, Michigan. It is situated near the Detroit River in the city of Windsor's Reaume Park. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor, Ontario N8Y, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers
The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker
View of historical marker next to the Reaume Park sign, with the Detroit River in the distant background.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Perry's Victory (approx. 0.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald (approx. 0.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Alpheus S. Williams (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in the U.S.); Detroit Spanish American War Monument (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in the U.S.); Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Gen. O. M. Poe Post No. 433 (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Ransom Eli Olds (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Hiram Walker (approx. 2.5 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pontiac's Rebellion. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central. (Submitted on October 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Pontiac's Rebellion. This is a link to information provided by a United States History web site. (Submitted on October 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker
View looking north at historical marker, with the "Reaume Park" parking lot in the left background, and the Detroit River in the distant background.
The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker
View looking south at the historical marker at its location in Reaume Park, with a high rise apartment building directly across the street, south of the historical marker
The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
5. The Siege of Detroit 1763 Marker
View looking south of the historical marker in Reaume Park, with the high rise apartment situated across the street in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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