Appointed Governor‐general of British North America in 1761, Amherst inherited a tense relationship with the Indians of the Ohio Region, then aggravated matters by cutting off diplomatic gifts to the western tribes, forbidding alcohol sales, and altering the terms of trade. The western Indians rebelled in 1763, and Amherst was recalled to Britain. Within a few years, however, he regained his stature, eventually becoming a field marshal and commander in chief of the British army.
[See also French and Indian War.]
John C. Long , Lord Jeffrey Amherst, 1933.
Jon T. Coleman
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