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Relation Historique de L'Expedition contre les Indiens de L'Ohio en MDCCLXIV Commandee par le Chevalier Henry Bouquet
Chez Marc-Michel Rey , 1769. Hardcover. Very Good. Bound in fine modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards. 20 cm. xvi, 147, [10] pp. 4 folding maps and plans, 2 full-page engraved plates. First French edition, after the 1765 Philadelphia and 1766 London eds. Institutional stamp on title and half-title. An important account of Colonel Henry Bouquet's Ohio expedition into the Muskingham valley against the Pontiac. In 1763, Pontiac, a chief of the Ottawa people, united various native peoples in an attempt to drive advancing British settlers from Ohio country. In 1764, Col. Bouquet, the commander of Fort Pitt, successfully lead an offensive against Pontiac's forces with 1500 soldiers. Rather than face the dispersed Indian bands who used hit and run tactics, Bouquet targeted their population centers (i.e. villages) with his superior numbers to force peace. According to Howes, the book was "originally ascribed to Thomas Hutchins, who accompanied this expedition and executed the 2 plans; but that the book was prepared by Smith, from Bouquet's notes... This campaign gave Pontiac's conspiracy its death-blow," Howes. Includes a map of the Ohio region, diagrams of Indian villages, a plan of the battle of Bushy Run (Pennsylvania), and a map of Bouquet's march. Refs: Sabin 84647; Howes S693; Evans 10167.
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