Category Archive: Native American

This Day In History May 7, 1763 – Indian Wars: Chief Pontiac’s rebellion begins

In a famous council on April 27, 1763, Pontiac urged listeners to rise up against the British. (19th century engraving by Alfred Bobbet). - Wikipedia

  Indian Wars: Pontiac’s Rebellion begins – Chief Pontiac begins the “Conspiracy of Pontiac” by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.   Pontiac’s War, Pontiac’s Conspiracy, or Pontiac’s Rebellion was a war that was launched in 1763 by a loose confederation of elements of Native American tribes primarily from the Great Lakes region, the Illinois …

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This Day In History – March 17

    ” History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins     Ancient History 45 BC – The Last Battle of Julius Caesar, the Battle of Munda Southern Spain In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda. The Battle …

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American Heritage: Honoring the ‘Code Talkers’ Widgets   America has just celebrated Veterans Day, remembering and honoring those who have served in various capacities in all branches of the Armed Forces, from the American Revolution until today. In recognition of a special group that saved untold lives and ensured Allied victory in World War II, a story that reminds …

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This Day In History – September 17

    Ancient History – Alexander destroys Thebes – 335 B.C. American Revolution – Indians and Loyalists burn German Flats, New York – 1778 Science – Charles Darwin arrives at Galapagos Archipelago – 1835 Civil War – Antietam Battle, Sharpsburg Maryland – 1862 Old West – Cheyenne and Sioux decimate frontiersmen at Beecher’s Island – …

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