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The Loup

Indians were not invited to participate in the Treaty of Paris in 1763 during the war. In 1763, Pontiac, an Ottawa war leader, began spreading the massage of the Delaware (Loup) prophet, Neolin, who performed a new interpretation of Indian-European relations:

An Indian of the Loup (Neolin) Nation had a wish to meet with The Master of Life (God) who lives in Paradise. He did not have anybody who could show him the way. As Indians attached a great importance to dreams, the Loup hoped to see some omens in his dreams. The Loup made a long and difficult journey to reach his aim. At the end of his way, he met a man who told him that he had deserved the meeting with The Master of Life. Finally, the Loup had had the wishful conversation.

The Master of Life told him the truth, which the Loup should pass on Indians and their children. He said: "I am the one who made Heaven and Earth, the trees, the lakes, the rivers, and all people and everything you see and you have seen Because I made all this and because I love you all, you must do what I say and what I love and not do what I hate" (Burton 141). The Master of Life told the Loup that it was wrong to fight them, to have two wives, to wish other men's wives, and to use magic.

The Master of Life gave the Loup a prayer, which he should learn by heart and teach the Indians and their children. The Master of Life said: "When you need something, address your prayers to me, and I will give to you as I give to your Brothers" (Burton 141).

The Loup promised to fulfill everything what the Master of Life told him and to speak for him to other Indians and told him that in the future the Master of Life would be happy with them.