In pre-Revolutionary America, the efforts of a Colonial officer trying to broker a peace deal between Indian chief Pontiac and British and American settlers are threatened by the commander of a Hessian mercenary unit who embarks on a campaign of extermination against the Indians.
The fighting story of the great Pontiac.
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Did You Know?
The Indians are played by members of a Sioux tribe from a reservation near Rapid City, SD, where this was filmed. The British and Hessian troops were played by U.S. Air Force personnel from a local airbase. See more
Many of the Indians are shown wearing the kind of long, flowing, feathered headdress of the type seen on Plains Indians--Sioux, Arapaho, Cheyenne--in the late 1800s. This film is set in a different era (1700s) and different area (the Midwest in the area of where Detroit, MI, is now) and Indians of those tribes and in that era did not wear those kinds of headdresses. See more