Jeffrey Amherst’s Legacy and Modern Reconciliation
Jeffrey Amherst, Amherstburg, 7 Years War, biological warfare, smallpox, controversial places
Our Tiki Toki timeline aims to lay out the controversial life and legacy of Lord Jeffrey Amherst, a prominent British Army officer that played a pivotal role in the Seven Years War and Pontiac’s War. Jeffrey Amherst’s legacy has come into question more recently because of the letters he exchanged with Colonel Henry Bouquet, in which Amherst expresses his desire to ‘exterminate’ the Indingenous Peoples during Pontiac’s war by use of smallpox blankets (biological warfare).
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (FHASS)
© Elizabeth Cousineau, Madison Summers, Buckley Yates, Owen Maertens
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
Cousineau, Elizabeth; Summers, Madison; Yates, Buckley; and Maertens, Owen, "Jeffrey Amherst’s Legacy and Modern Reconciliation" (2020). Controversial Commemorations in Ontario: Fall 2020. 19.