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Although Pontiac did not formally surrender to the English until July 1766, Pontiac's Rebellion had ended in the autumn of 1764. The uprising clearly shows the difficulties natives in the Ohio Country faced with France's withdrawal from North America. It also illustrates the tenuous grasp England had over the Ohio Country. Faced with large debts following the French and Indian War and fearful that further Indian uprisings would drain the English treasury even more, England enacted the Proclamation of 1763. This act hoped to prevent further tensions between the English and the Native Americans by forcing all colonists to live east of the Appalachian Mountains. The land west of the mountains was to be set aside for the Indians. This act did briefly improve relations between the two sides. Yet colonists soon ignored the provisions and moved into the Ohio Country. New bloodshed quickly followed.
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