What Is Pontiac's View Of Freedom

Satisfactory Essays
Pontiac's view of freedom was tribal self-reliance. Because the French took their lands and gave it to the British, it made it impossible for the Indians to stay without relying on them for food and trade. Pontiac's speech was very inspiring showing his devotion to his people and their cause. He spoke about how the land is their inheritance and that they are not slaves to the Englishman. Unlike white people, the Indians had not had to depend on anyone for food because the Great Spirit had always blessed them abundantly. Along with Neolin, Pontiac motivated the Indian tribes to join and fight against the British to gain back the land of their ancestors. Neolin was upset with Pontiac because at first Pontiac had traded furs and adopted white
Get Access