12019-08-11T07:45:46-07:00Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650a72001Handout2019-08-11T07:45:47-07:001763Navarre, Robert.[Robert Navarre], Journal of Pontiac's Conspiracy, ed. M. Agnes Burton, trans. R. C.
Ford (Detroit, Mich., ), 22-32.In the early 1760s, the Delaware prophet Neolin preached an explanation for the problems that native people faced. Robert Navarre, a French colonial resident of Detroit, was one of the few Euro-Americans who claimed to have heard the prophet's message fully expounded—not by Neolin himself but by one of his most fervent disciples, the Ottawa leader Pontiac. Speaking to a council of Ottawas,Potawatomis, and Wyandots in 1763, Pontiac explained that a Delaware man (Navarre said he was of la nation Loup, or the Wolf clan) was "eager to make the acquaintance of the Master of Life" and had "resolved to undertake the journey to Paradise, where he knew He resided." Handout.11Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650a