The Native leaders who emerged in response to this expansion shared a concern of protecting tribal lands. There were some Indians who sided with the Americans, but most Indians nations sided with the British. They believed that a British victory might mean an end to the expansion. In all, more than two dozen native nations participated in the war. The attempt to form some type of coalition among the Nations became an urgent political necessity in
Multiple factors led to the start of the French and Indian War. A power struggle was already occurring, and Britain and France were already enemies. Colonists were aligned with their respective countries, and Native Americans were caught in the middle of European expansion. Natives were more apt to be allied with the French due to their trading economy, but both sides had Native American allies depending on the circumstances. 1 “To safeguard their lands west of the mountains, Native Americans played off one European power against another.” The Ohio River Valley was in dispute and both nations laid claim to it, which ultimately led to the conflict.
The French and Indian War was a war between the French, Canadians, and their Native American allies against the British and the American settlers over border control and territories in North America from 1754-1763. The war was brought on when the French Canadians had created Fort Duquesne, without consulting the British or Americans, in modern day Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and this land was British land. Disputes over land began to escalate, and forts were being built to keep the enemy out of the other people’s lands. Canadians and their Native American allies attacked the British and Americans in Pennsylvania and New York. Many of the British armies retaliated against the Native Americans by attacking their villages.
Cause & Effect Sentences Resources and Gaining Power Since both the French and British wanted to control North America 's resources to gain more power, thus they had frequent conflicts and issues which even led to war Fort Du Quesne Due to the fact that the French had built Fort Du Quesne in a very strategic location, it resulted in the British attacking the fort as they wanted control over it. Ohio Valley Conflict As a result of the British trying to establish settlements in Ohio Valley, the French attacked the British and burned their homes down. Mercantilism Since the French and British were both trying to gain more power and wealth, the British
We realize that there are many causes of the battle of the French and Indian such as the fashion or the fur trade. However, there is the main reason which is written by Cooper “For the possession of a country in the scene of strife and bloodshed” (The Lats of Mohicans, p.15). This is related to the historical cause such as controlling and expanding the North America. The French thought that they had the right to own the land because they were first. However, the English occupied the same land to the French.
However they were fighting in a battle that had already been lost. Countless Indians died from the conflict, their enemy had more soldiers and weapons than them. Nonetheless the biggest issues wasn’t the soldiers or weapons it was actually the disease the Europeans brought over, and unforgiving environments. There was a quote by Lakota chief sitting bull in the exhibit that said “if the white men take my country, where can I do?’. The Indians were taken from their homes and Im sure the thought back then was, “how would they make up for what was taken from them, how would they be able to make themselves whole again?”
The Native American Genocide consists of 12 million deaths in 400 years. Whites wanted land and gold so once Columbus got to the America’s they started persecuting them right away. Natives have been forced on a long hard road since being persecuted in the 1500’s. To begin with, Natives came to the America’s way before Columbus did while following food and to escape conflict in their old homes (F, Meridith). Scientists say, “Native Americans came over because they wanted to explore and get away from rival tribes.” The Native Americans came to the America’s almost 14,000 years before Columbus (When did people first come to North America?).
By the first half of September more than half of the James Fort city (later Jamestown) colonists died, taking the Powhatan’s to pity. This action made Captain John Smith, the colony’s leader, gain more power over time. The Indians thought that if brought into their Confederation the colonists would be a fine source of military equipment and metals. After a short period of time the Fort James food store caught on fire which made the colonists think it was the Powhatan’s, so Captain John Smith forced the Indians to trade with them. Their chief refused which made Smith
The American Revolutionary War or the American War of Independence took place in 1775–1783, and originally was a conflict between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies, but later became an all-out war. Throughout the years, tensions had been building between colonists and the British Parliament. In an attempt to raise money in the colonies, the British government imposed several taxes on the colonies (notably the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townshend Tariffs of 1767 and the Tea Act of 1773). These acts of injustice by the British parliament, enraged the colonists mainly because the colonist wanted a representative in the British Parliament and demanded the same rights as the other British people. Since the colonist knew that they would not be
During the interaction between the settlers and the First Nations, there were some arguments that involved some First Nations to be killed by the settlers. Centuries later, when most of the land that the First Nations had lived were taken away from them, the descendants of the settlers have promised them to give back the appropriate amount of land they deserved. In the end, it did not happen. The First Nations were angry so they started to protest, but it ended up with bloodshed of the First Nations. The hardships that the First Nations face from hundreds of years ago, they still face it today.