The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada

The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada

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The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman

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eneral Attack.--A Truce.--Major Campbell's Embassy.--He is made Prisoner by Pontiac. 169

CHAPTER XII.

1763.

PONTIAC AT THE SIEGE OF DETROIT.

The Christian Wyandots join Pontiac.--Peril of the Garrison.--Indian Courage--The English threatened with Famine.--Pontiac's Council with the French.--His Speech.--He exacts Provision from the French.--He appoints Commissaries.--He issues Promissory Notes.--His Acuteness and Sagacity.--His Authority over his Followers.--His Magnanimity. 183

CHAPTER XIII.

1763.

ROUT OF CUYLER'S DETACHMENT.--FATE OF THE FOREST GARRISONS.

Re-enforcement sent to Detroit.--Attack on the Schooner.--Relief at Hand.--Disappointment of the Garrison.--Escape of Prisoners.--Cuyler's Defeat.--Indian Debauch.--Fate of the Captives.--Capture of Fort Sandusky.--Strength of the Besiegers.--Capture of Fort St. Joseph.-- Capture of Fort Mi

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