Find out more about the French and Indian War with:
Early Canadiana Online
French and Indian War 250
French and Indian War Primary Sources
Fort Necessity National Battlefield Site, United States National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/fone/capitulation.htm
Fort Tidonderoga National Historic Landmark
Library of Congress
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. “Evangeline”
Native Culture Links
Ohio Historical Society
The Ohio Valley-Great Lakes Ethnohistory Archives: The Miami Collection http://www.gbl.indiana.edu/archives/menu.html
See also Epitaph from the tombstone of Mary Jemison.
See also www.frenchandindianwar250.org/learn/recommended_reading.aspx for books for elementary grade level through adult.
Alberts, Robert C. A Charming Field for an Encounter: The Story of George Washington’s Fort Necessity. Washington, DC: Division of Publications, National Park Service, 1975. (2004 Reprint).
Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War. The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. New York: Vintage Books, 2000.
Chapter 29 has an assessment of George Washington as leader.
Bruchac, Joseph. The Winter People. New York: Puffin Books, 2002. As the French and Indian war rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage.
Bond, Beverly W. Jr. The Captivity of Charles Stuart, 1755-57, Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jun., 1926), pp. 58-81.
Calloway, Colin, ed. North Country Captives: Selected Narratives of Indian Captivity from Vermont and New Hampshire. University Press of New England, 1992. Includes Susanna Johnson’s story of her captivity.
Copeland, David. Debating the Issues in Colonial Newspapers: Primary Documents on Events of the Period. Greenwood press, 2000. Contemporary letters, editorials and articles, organized chronologically and by topic.
Dodge, Edward J. Relief is Greatly Wanted: The Battle of Fort William Henry. Bowie, Md: Heritage Books, Inc., 1998.
Farley, Karin Clafford. Duel in the Wilderness. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1995. Based on George Washington's own journal, this tells the first-hand story of his journey in 1753-1754 into the Ohio country.
Fitzpatrick, John C. ed., The Writings of George Washington from Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, Electronic Version 2002.
George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War, a book of scholarly essays, edited by historian Fred Anderson.
Jacobs, Wilbur R., ed. The Appalachian Indian Frontier: The Edmond Atkin Report and Plan of 1755. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1967.
Kozar, Richard. Fort DuQuesne and Fort Pitt. Mason Crest Publishers, 2004. Explains the strategic importance of Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, including details of daily life while they were in use.
Lewis, Thomas A. For King and Country: George Washington, the Early Years.New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
Merritt, Jane. At the Crossroads: Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700-1763. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Miller, Lee, ed. From the Heart: Voices of the American Indian. Vintage Books, 1995. Includes statements by Pontiac and others about Pontiac’s War.
Ochoa, George. The Fall of Quebec and the French and Indian War. Illustrated Series: Turning Points in American History. Silver Burdett, 1990. Illustrated account of the French and Indian Wars and the importance of the defeat of Montcalm and the taking of Quebec under Wolfe.
Plank, Geoffrey. An Unsettled Conquest: The British Campaign Against the Peoples of Acadia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
Reid, W. Max. The Story of Old Fort Johnson, Lanham, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1993.
Steele, Ian Kenneth. Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre." Oxford University Press, 1993.
Stephenson, R. Scott. Clash of Empires: The British, French, and Indian War, 1754-1763. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 2005.
Ward, Henry M. Major General Adam Stephen and the Cause of American Liberty. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1989.
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Northwest Passage (1940)
More information on these resources is available at downloads and at www.frenchandindianwar250.org/learn/curriculum.aspx.
Teaching the French and Indian War in a Global Perspective
Essential Questions About the French and Indian War
Becoming George Washington
Lesson One: Honor and Passion for Glory: George Washington in the Ohio Valley
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