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Old 08-17-2005, 02:02 PM   #11
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Glad to learn all these. Thansk!
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Pontiac is 15 minutes from me
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:47 PM   #13
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I'm gonna throw my "I think" into this, based on the fact that if you go to a classic car swap meet, you will find people wanting or buying "Chief Pontiac" hood ornaments...

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Chief Pontiac (1720 - April 20, 1769) was a great leader of the Ottawa Indian tribe. He organized his and other tribes in the Great Lakes area to fight the British, in what is known as Pontiac'* War (1763-1764).
Chief and Leader of Many Tribes
Pontiac became chief of the Ottawa Indians in 1755. He soon became the head of the Council of Three Tribes, an intertribal group consisting of the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibwa people. The French traders and the Indian tribes had coexisted well, trading furs for supplies like food, guns, ammunition, and tobacco. In 1760, the British had just defeated the French and taken over their forts. Sir Jeffrey Amherst, Major Robert Rogers and British/colonial troops occupied Fort Detroit, and the British took possession of other forts around the Great Lakes region. Some of the British, including Amherst, were contemptuous of the Indians, limiting trade and angering the tribes.

Attacking the British
In 1762, Pontiac enlisted all of the local tribes to drive out the British. The English called this action "Pontiac'* Conspiracy." Pontiac'* strategy was to have each of the 18 local Indian tribes attack the fort nearest to them in May 1763, and then to eliminate the British settlements. Pontiac planned to begin the rebellion by taking Fort Detroit.

Attacking Detroit and the Other Forts
Pontiac planned to conquer Fort Detroit (what is now Detroit, Michigan) on May 7, 1762, but his plan was betrayed, and the British found out about it. He therefore did not attack as planned. Pontiac did lay siege to Detroit, encircling the fort with warriors, blocking supplies and reinforcements. On July 31, Pontiac won the Battle of Bloody Run, but reinforcements eventually did come to Detroit, and Pontiac retreated. The tribes captured eight of the 12 forts that they attacked, and the settlements were left in ruins.


Surrender
By 1764 the French no longer supported the Indian efforts and actually sided with the British, and the British re-took many of the areas. Pontiac agreed to a peace treaty in July 1766 at Fort de Chartres, Illinois. He was murdered by a Peoria Indian three years later. To avenge Pontiac'* death, the Ottawa Indians killed many Peoria Indians.
So, not a tribe, but a specific person....
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Pontiac is 15 minutes from me



Only 30 from my house.
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middlebelt and square lake rd here.
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did the L.E. trim level come from Benjamin L.E. Bonneville as well?
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Pontiac is 15 minutes from me



Only 30 from my house.

Mine'* in my driveway. . oh ........ thats not what you ment is it
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did the L.E. trim level come from Benjamin L.E. Bonneville as well?
Maybe ben had a few cousins
Benjamin *.*.E.I.
Or even
Benjamin C.B.N.
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Double post I don't know how to delete it.
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well you are sorta right... pontiac, michigan was named after the famous ottowa chief known as you guessed it pontiac

on august 28, 1907 the company know as oakland was founded by a man named: edward m. murphy of couse established in pontiac, michigan

from 1908-1909 what we know as general motors is established it encompasses olds, buick, cadillac, rapid motor company of pontiac(predecessor of GMC truck), fisher body(you might have seen this on daddy'* old car kick plate)and oakland

in 1932 the name oakland is dropped and funny GM changes it to pontiac naming it after the ottowa chief or the town the plant resides in im not sure which it is or if it is both reasons

by 1922 GM owns AC delco spar plug company


ha get this Bankers turn down William Durant'* (owner of GM) request for a loan to buy Ford Motor Co. for about $9.5 million. this also was listed under 1909 for dates
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