Canadian Military History Gateway
Organization > National Defence
Subject > Soldiers, Warriors and Leaders > Population Groups > First Nations > Ojibway
Various nomadic cultures developed in what is modern-day Canada. Prior to European contact, there were hundreds of Amerindian peoples with histories stretching back thousands of years.
In 1763, led by Algonquin chief Pontiac, an alliance of Amerindian peoples captured most of the British-held forts and posts in the west. Only three of those attacked held out, and they were subjected to lengthy sieges.