Was Pontiac’s war a rebellion? Pontiac’s war is known as the “Pontiac conspiracy”, it all started when the seven years war ended. The native Americans were alliances with the French during the war, although after years of fighting Great Britain won and they were in serious debt.
Citizens weren’t too happy about the government being in debt, besides money issues the main advantage was the territorial gains the British won. From there the Native Americans stayed west of the Appalachian mountains.American Indians in the Ohio Country, Illinois Country, and Great Lakes region feared the loss of their French allies and the flood of colonists from east of the Appalachian Mountains settling on their land. To prevent the intrusion of colonial settlers, Pontiac encouraged Ohio Country tribes to unite and to rise up against the British. The attack began in on may 1763 not too long after the seven years war ended. They attacked Fort Detroit and that is what’s known as the beginning of Pontiac’s rebellion.
By late fall of December, there was a count of around 600 dead or captured by Pontiac’s people. Later Colonel John Bradstreet and Colonel Henry Bouquet made the decision to launch invasions in Ohio Country from Pennsylvania. Bouquet forced Seneca Cayuga, Shawnee, and Delaware to surrender a month later. Although Pontiac did not formally surrender to the British until July 1766, Pontiac’s Rebellion essentially ended in the autumn of 1764. The Proclamation of 1763, which stated that any land west of the Appalachian Mountains was to be preserved for American Indian reservations, did not prevent colonists from settling on American Indian lands which were supposed to be protected by the Proclamation.This was is a rebellion all because of a cause and effect process. The Proclamation of 1763 was designed to calm the fears of American Native Indians by faltering the westward expansion by colonists whilst expanding the lucrative fur trade.
The Native Americans tribes had failed to drive away the British but equally the British were unable to conquer the Native American Indians.