Near Chrisman in Edgar County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pontiac Peace Treaty
On May 3, 1763, Pontiac led the Ottawa and other tribes in an attack of Fort Detroit. Additional tribes attacked other forts. Soon the frontier was the scene of an extensive Indian uprising. By August, only Detroit, Fort Pitt, and Fort Niagara remained in British hands. Pontiac held his followers to a six months siege of Detroit which was remarkable as warriors preferred active combat. Contemporary estimates of the number killed or captured by the Indians ran as high
The siege failed and Pontiac traveled west to seek French aid. When this was refused, Pontiac agreed to meet the English Representative George Crogahn. Following this meeting, Pontiac accompanied Croghan to Detroit where they arrived on August 17, 1765, to finalize the treaty with appropriate ceremonies.
Pontiac was assassinated in Cahokia, Illinois, in April 1769 by a Peoria Indian.
Erected 1989 by Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 39° 50.465′ N, 87° 39.884′ W. Marker is near Chrisman, Illinois, in Edgar County. Marker is on U.S. 150 0.3 miles north of County Route 2500N, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chrisman IL 61924, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Treaty Between Harrison and the Indians (approx. 4.4 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 97) (approx. Thy Wonderous Story, Illinois (approx. 6.8 miles away); Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 7.2 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 93) (approx. 9.2 miles away); Detroit - Kaskaskia Indian Trail (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chrisman.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
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