The Great American-Indian War: A Pontiac's Rebellion TimelineIntroduction/Author's Note
The history of Native American resistance to European expansion and civilization although unique for each tribe, is a tragic, repetitive, and predictable story that almost always ended the same. First would come the traders, then the forts, then the farmers, and then the war. And although many tribes gave a respectable resistance, some even winning multiple battles, in the end they faced disease, lack of supplies, and eventual defeat.
A perfect example of this would be the largest war that took place between European settlers and Native American tribes North of the Rio Grande. Known in otl as Pontiac's Rebellion, we saw a Native American alliance of over a dozen tribes rise up in the face of British-American expansion. The conflict lasted 3 years, spanned over a thousand miles, and involved thousands of warriors and soldiers on both sides. And although the Native Americans won several significant battles, burned dozens of colonial forts and settlements, and scared the bejesus out of the British government, in the end they were still forced to make peace. There resistance was in vain.
But what many don't realize is that defeat in this war didn't have to be the case. When you truly dig into the details of Pontiac's Rebellion, you realize that so many things didn't go the way of the Native American alliance. For example, Pontiac and his Allies lost several battles due to bad luck. Another example was that several significant tribes that stayed neutral were close to joining the war. Not only that but the British government was facing extreme anti war sentiment in London and many American colonists at the time were on the brink of open rebellion and civil war.
The point of this timeline is to explore these possibilities. This will be a alternate history scenario where as much as realistically possible goes wrong for the British government and the American colonies. And in this scenario although the white man won't be driven back into the sea, the Native Americans of the Eastern Woodland Tribes will see victory. My fellow alternate history fans without further adieu, I give you The Great American-Indian War: A Pontiac's Rebellion Timeline.