May 7, 1763
Pontiac’s Rebellion began.
Ottawa chief Pontiac, ten other chiefs and sixty warriors entered Fort Detroit. Pontiac had a plan to capture the British garrison. British commandant Major Henry Gladwin had been alerted to the plan and his men were ready. Pontiac and his men left the fort. They tried to reenter on the following day but were turned away. Pontiac and his followers then laid siege to the fort, which lasted until late October.
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