Pontiac



[pon-tee-ak] /ˈpɒn tiˌæk/

noun
1.
c1720–69, North American Indian, chief of the Ottawa tribe: commander during the Pontiac War 1763–64.
2.
a city in SE Michigan.
3.
a town in central Illinois.
/ˈpɒntɪˌæk/
noun
1.
died 1769, chief of the Ottawa Indians, who led a rebellion against the British (1763–66)

Ottawa tribal leader (c.1720-1769), his name is given in native (Algonquian) form as bwandiag. The city in Michigan, U.S., settled in 1818, was named for him as he is said to be buried nearby. The automobile brand was begun in 1926, discontinued 2010.

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