Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
1720 - 1769
Noted Ottawa Chief in Detroit
region. Warrior, orator and
organizer of the Indian Tribes to
save America for the Indian People.
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
1. Pontiac Marker Sculptor: Pietro Montana
Erected by National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
Location. 35° 4.344′ N, 98° 13.658′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 851 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jim Thorp (here, next to this marker); Tecumseh (here, next to this marker); Chief Joseph (here, next to this marker); Stand Watie (here, next to this marker); Pocahontas (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker).
Regarding Pontiac. At National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
Also see . . .
1. Native Americans ,Pontiac. Pontiac's War was the most successful First Nations resistance to the European
invasion in our history. Though it failed to oust the British from native lands, the conflict forced British authorities to a recognition of native rights that has had had far-reaching consequences down to our own time. In late July 1766 a great council convened at Fort Ontario (Oswego), deep in Seneca country on the southeast shore of Lake Ontario. A weary superintendent of Indian Affairs William Johnson had called together the chiefs of the Great Lakes nations in order to find an end to the war.
It had not gone well for the British. A loose coalition of tribes in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley area had captured nine frontier forts, killed some 2500 whites and laid siege to Forts Detroit and Duquesne for months. The war had its origins in the changing relationships of First Nations and whites after the British conquest of New France in 1763. The imprint of the French had been light, just a score of small posts and missions. The French learned the First Nations languages and customs and intermarried. The haughty condescension of General Jeffery Amherst, the British commander-in-chief, was in stark contrast. Amherst sold off native lands without regard, crushed any opposition with force, and forbade the giving of gifts, which had great symbolic significance to the First Nations (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Wikipedia-painted by John Mix Stanley
No authentic images of Pontiac are known to exist. This artistic interpretation was painted by John Mix Stanley
2. Wikipedia entry. in 1769 he was assassinated by a Peoria Indian. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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