Find out more about the French and Indian War with:
Early Canadiana Online
A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. [Susanna] Johnson (Also available in North Country Captives (University Press of New England, 1992)
French and Indian War 250
Links to historic sites and events commemorating the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War; history of the French and Indian War; bibliographies; teaching materials; and other resources.
French and Indian War Primary Sources
Historical Society of Pennsylvania web site.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield Site, United States National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/fone/capitulation.htm
The letter of capitulation signed by George Washington after his defeat by the French.
Fort Tidonderoga National Historic Landmark
Historic documents and other information on the French and Indian War
Library of Congress
The humble Address of the Officers of the Virginia Regiment delivered to George Washington by his officers when he retired as commander of the Virginia Regiment in 1758.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. “Evangeline”
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/LonEvan.html
Native Culture Links
Links to Native Nation’s Web pages and “other sites that provide solid information about American Indians”; frequently updated.
Ohio Historical Society
Scoouwa: James Smith's Indian Captivity Narrative.
The Ohio Valley-Great Lakes Ethnohistory Archives: The Miami Collection http://www.gbl.indiana.edu/archives/menu.html
Online archive documenting relations between British, French, and Indians before during and after of the French and Indian War. Table of Contents is organized by year.
Mary Jemison’s memoir Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison
See also Epitaph from the tombstone of Mary Jemison.
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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.
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Allegheny Uprising (1939)
John Wayne, Claire Trevor
James Smith (played by John Wayn) clashes with a British military commander in order to keep guns out of the hands of Indians.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Daniel Day Lewis, Madeleine Stowe
An adaptation of James Fennimore Cooper’s famous novel about the French and Indian siege of Fort William Henry in 1757.
Northwest Passage (1940)
Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, and Walter Brennan
The story of Rogers's Rangers.
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Professional Development and Teacher Resources
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
A full-day advanced workshop for experienced teachers of AP U.S., World, and European History. http://apps.apcentral.collegeboard.com/EventSearchParams.jsp
Essential Questions About the French and Indian War
An online half-day workshop for AP U.S. History and AP World History teachers. The live March 2006 presentation will be archived at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/.
Becoming George Washington
A 32-page Teacher’s Resource Guide and CD-ROM; for elementary and secondary students.
Lesson One: Honor and Passion for Glory: George Washington in the Ohio Valley
Library of Congress Lesson Plan based on George Washington’s Papers, 1741-1799), available at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/gw/gw1.html.
Worlds in Motion Curriculum Resources
Materials focusing on the role of Native peoples in the French and Indian War; for elementary, middle and high school classes. (Available for downloading after June 1, 2006, at www.pghistory.org).
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