Pontiac's Rebellion Definition & Summary


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__________ is one of the earliest examples of Native tribes fighting collectively to drive the British out of the north western and Great Lakes regions of the United States.

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1. Which of the following is a tribe that participated in Pontiac's Rebellion?

2. Pontiac's Rebellion began in May of 1763, when Ottawa chief, Pontiac, led an attack on _________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pontiac's Rebellion was fought by a coalition of Native American tribes against British soldiers and settlers who had taken control of former French territories in the Midwest in the aftermath of the French and Indian war. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the timeline and factors involved in Pontiac's Rebellion and how the outcome set the direction for the next 200 years of U.S. policy regarding Native Americans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The Native American coalition that fought in Pontiac's Rebellion
  • The role of the Ottawa in Pontiac's Rebellion
  • The significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763
  • The attack on Fort Detroit
  • The treaties that ended Pontiac's Rebellion

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge about Pontiac's Rebellion and its consequences
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases, such as the Fort Niagara Treaty and the Royal Proclamation of 1763
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Pontiac's Rebellion to answer questions about factors that triggered the conflict
  • Making connections - examine how Pontiac's Rebellion shaped U.S. policy toward Native Americans and their land

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Pontiac's Rebellion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the causes and results of Pontiac's Rebellion
  • Know important dates related to Pontiac's Rebellion
  • Identify the coalition of Native American tribes involved in Pontiac's Rebellion
  • Recognize the significance of the attack on Fort Detroit
  • Understand the significance of the Fort Niagara Treaty and the Treaty with the Pontiac