The Conspiracy of Pontiac
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by Francis Parkman (1908 ed.)
A masterpiece of historical narrative, "The Conspiracy of Pontiac" has gripped readers worldwide for more than five generations. It remains a bedrock source of factual information about the period following the French and Indian War when hostile Indians terrorized the Colonies and shocked the world with their brutality.
Introduction: "Indian Tribes East of the Mississippi;" French and English settlements in North America; The French and Indian War; English take possession of the western posts; Pontiac''s conspiracy to destroy the English forts and settlements; the siege of Detroit; Forest garrisons ruined; Fight of Bloody Ridge; Michillimackinac; Battle of Bushy Run; the Paxton Men; Riot in Philadelphia; Bradstreet''s army on the Lakes; Ruin of the Indian Cause; Death of Pontiac.
"The most satisfactory historical monograph that our literature has produced." (The Nation.)
"A fascinating narrative of one of the most poignant episodes in American History." (Westminster Review)
". . . one of the most brilliant and fascinating books that has ever been written by any historian since the days of Herodotus." (Prof. John Fiske)
This special PDF edition faithfully preserves a 1908 two-volume edition in its entirety. Presented in portrait mode, this colorful and masterfully-crafted illustrated eBook is fully-searchable and fully-printable. Parkman was a meticulous researcher, and diligently footnoted every fact and passage. Each of these footnotes appears on the same page on which it is referenced (there are hundreds of important footnotes which have been deleted from subsequent editions). (3.58Mb, 436pp, 4 maps; 6 appendices)
Additional material, including maps, photos and other documents supporting "The Conspiracy of Pontiac," as well as substantial additional materials related to North America in the colonial period, are hyperlinked to www.FrancisParkman.com