From Ohio History Central
The Proclamation of 1763 forbade English colonists to live west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Following the French and Indian War, Native Americans residing in the Ohio Country feared that American settlers would flood into the region. The natives' French allies had lost possession of their North American colonies as a result of the war and subsequent peace treaty, the Treaty of Paris (1763). Pontiac, a leader of the Ottawa Indians, attempted to form a native confederation to stop the westward flood of British colonists. Pontiac's attempt, known as Pontiac's Rebellion, failed to drive the Europeans from North America, but it did prompt the British government to implement the Proclamation of 1763.
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