The Native Americans had no choice but to play the French and British against each other. By the time of the French and Indian War, they were not just playing the French against the British for goods and guns. (1) It became necessary for the survival of their culture, and the natives were concerned with the vast amounts of land being claimed and settled by the British. The French and Indians were more likely to be allies, although the British did have Native American allies. The Battle of Jumonville Glen is one example of natives and British fighting against the French. But the French and Indians were more likely to live and trade together peacefully. The French were greatly outnumbered by the British in terms of settlers in America. The natives
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The Dutch gave an influential tide to both the Natives and the French colonists because they created Fort Orange along the Hudson River, the Dutch saw the French as enemy`s, because they had better supplies like weapons and tools to gain better alliances and trading partners. The French and Iroquois who knew that they would lose their Dutch suppliers to the northern tribes who had better fur pelts. Hoping that with war the Dutch and northern tribes would remain separated, the French and Iroquois decided not to make
The French and the Spanish forged relationships with the Natives in terms of economy, culture and religion. Both sought profit through exploitation and trade of New World resources. The two nations also knew that the indigenous people would be very important assets to their success. In terms of religion, the French responded gently by encouraging Catholicism, befriended them and trade with them. The Spanish, on the other hand, oppressed religion onto the Native Americans responded harshly pertaining to economy.
The first contact between the Natives and puritans was for trade and diplomacy only. The puritans though that they needed to teach the native their religion, but they where still too outnumbered by the natives to try that until after the war. The puritans were very hostile and they did not let the natives into their colonies. They were racist and they even robbed some of the natives graves. The natives were relatively chill, but they did have their faults, considering people just came and invaded their land.
They lived in proximity of one another with uneasiness, but no major conflicts. Until wars in Europe generated significant clashes between the Indians, the French and the British in America. These clashes started the French and Indian war. Due to the British’s loss of battles at the beginning of the war, the Indian nations sided with the French, except the Iroquios, but became more passive and wanted more of the French and British to destroy each other and not destroy them. Because of the loss of battles at the beginning of the French and Indian War, Great Britain brought the colonies for the first time, strictly under British control.
Majority of the natives sided with France, however some sided with the British. Prior to the war, the French were known for their peaceful relations with the natives. They were less interested in claiming land and were more interested in the fur-trade. They set up friendly trading with the Algonquian and Huron tribes in the area. The Algonquian and Huron tribes were known allies
The English colonists between the time period of 1744 and 1748 were involved in clashes with the French known as King George 's War. In the time following King George 's War the affiliation between the English, French, and Iroquois shattered. After King George 's War, the Iroquois handed out trading concessions in the interior to English merchants which caused the French to have some concern. The French had believed that the English were going to use the concessions as a part of their plan to expand into their territories. In response to this, the French began to build fortresses in the Ohio Valley in which the English thought was a hazard to them and planned for military action.
The French-Indian War of 1754-1763 resulted in political, ideological, and economic alterations within Britain and its American colonies. The French and Indian War, also referred to as The Seven Years War, began with British and French conflicts across the Ohio River Valley, as both nations wanted to claim the land for themselves. The first blood of the French-Indian War began with multiple British failures, including Washington’s dreadful defeat at Fort Necessity and General Braddock’s failed attempt at conquering Fort Duquesne, in which he died along with two-thirds of his army (Document C). The British would, however, gain momentum in 1759 with multiple victories, including their most significant triumph, Quebec.
If my Native American tribe was to choose a side between the French and the English, I would pick the French. Firstly, the French have a small population in America. Therefore, they aren 't as demanding for certain supplies since there is less of them. That will leave more supplies for the Native Americans. Also, this means that they won 't take up as much land in America as the English do.
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.
After the end of the French and Indian War, the French lost to the British. They then left North American but not without first ceding all of their territories to the British in 1763. Before the end of the war, the British had some relation with the colonists and Natives. The Iroquois tribe and the colonists sided with the British while the Huron tribe sided with the French. In the beginning of the war, France was winning but then there was a turning point for the French.
Negative There were also negative consequences to having Native Americans on the British side. According to some British commanders, Native Americans were “unruly, uncontrollable, and could not be trusted in the heat of battle”. Native Americans were becoming more of a burden to the British as the war continued. They would often leave a battle to return home or would not listen to British commanding officers. Native Americans did not fight in the same manner as the British and some of their practices lead to mistrust and conflict with their British allies.
The French and Indian War altered the relations of the American Colonies and Britain through political, economic, and geographical issues. At the start of the French and Indian War the French owned a big majority of land but the during the war the French lost their land to the English. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 gave the English, the French land of North America (Doc A).
In 1540 to 1700, the Scientific Revolution occured, events and tools created during this time period would change life forever. First, the astrolabe and the compass were both technological advances created to help navigate and explore the world. Also, at this time Asian spices were huge, but Italy and Egypt controlled the trade routes to Asia. Then, explorers started to sail the world, finding new routes and lands. Lastly, Christopher Columbus tried to sail to Asia in late 1492, but messed up on his way there and discovered the New World.
Throughout the late 1400’s and the 1500’s, the world experienced many changes due to the discoveries of new lands and peoples that had been never been visited before. The new-found lands of the Americas and exploration of Africa by the Europeans led to new colonies and discoveries in both areas. It also brought different societies and cultures together that had never before communicated, causing conflict in many of these places. While the Europeans treated both the Native Americans and West Africans as inferior people, the early effects they had on the Native Americans were much worse. Beginning in the late 1400’s, many different European explorers started to look for new trade routes in the Eastern Hemisphere in order to gain economic and religious power.