A Deadly Game


Today in History, June 2: 1763 – During Pontiac’s Rebellion against the British, a group of Ojibwe staged a game of baaga’adowe (a forerunner of modern lacrosse) outside Fort Michilimackinac as a ruse to gain entrance. After entering the fort, they killed most of the British inhabitants. They held the fort for a year before the British regained control, promising to offer more and better gifts to the native inhabitants of the area, around current Mackinaw City, Michigan. 

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