The Proclamation Line of 1763

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Proclamation Line of 1763

Map of Proclamation Line of 1763 and Indian Boundary Line of 1768 (German version). Own work by Nikater, submitted to the public domain. Background map courtesy of Demis, and Wilcomb E. Washburn (Hrsg.)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Royal Proclamation of 1763
Pontiac's Rebellion
Causes of American Revolution
Appalachian history 18th century
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Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1768)
Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784)
Treaty of Hard Labour (1768)
Treaty of Lochaber (1770)
Indian Reserve - 1763
Lord Dunmore's War
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Historical background of the Proclamation, including its text. (Read before the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society on Dec. 13, 1907, by Clarence W. Alvord.) Public domain.
"Firstly, an attempt is made to briefly highlight the history of Anglo-Indian relations to the middle of the eighteenth century ... Secondly, there is an examination of the events and circumstances surrounding the formulation and issuance of the royal Proclamation of 7 October 1763"--Author's preface

WorldCat item, available through interlibrary loan. article explaining the role of the Proclamation in creating the colonials' disaffection with the British Crown.
National Park Service resource on this controversial pact. See linked pages for information on other treaties signed at this fort.
In the The Journal of Southern History, Volume 60(3), August, 1994.

WorldCat item, available through interlibrary loan.
An explanation of the origin and history of the Proclamation Line.
An outline of the rationale for the Proclamation Line and of associated events, by the Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State.
An account of the life and teachings of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) visionary Neolin, who urged Native Americans to purify themselves by separating completely from European influences.
A description of the history and culture of the five major tribes of Ohio (Shawnee, Miami, Delaware, Ottawa, and Wyandot). Published by the Ohio Historical Society. (Some sources include the Seneca as a sixth major tribe.)

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