The French and the British both competed with each other for control over land in North America. It was essential to both their economies as the fur was extremely profitable hence both side wanted to maximise their control over the resources and optimise their alliances with the Indians. Fearing English expansions the French sought to make a link between New France and their colonies in Louisiana in order to create a military barrier to the English. They aimed to do this through the Ohio River which were controlled by the Ohio River tribes: the Seneca, the Delaware and the Shawnee.
Chief Pontiac was an Indian chief from Ottawa that became known through history. He fought thoroughly to protect his land and his people from his opponents. He was an honorable fighter and chief. Chief Pontiac was known for beginning his own rebellion and going to war against the British, proclaiming that they were “Dogs covered in red that came to rob him and his people”. Pontiac played a huge role in the signing of the settlement of Paris.
The War of 1812 was a significant conflict with broad consequences, particularly for the native inhabitants of North America. During the years before the war, the United States began their expansion, creating the destruction of many Native American villages and homes. Due to these actions, during the war, many but not all tribal nations sided with the British because they thought it would stop American expansion. In all, more than two dozen nations participated in the war. In addition to the Lower Great Lakes Indians, led by Tecumseh, and Southern Indians, the Mohawks fought under Chief John Norton to hold onto their lands in southern Quebec and eastern Ontario (Fixico).
The very first years of Anglo American settlers in the Americas were filled with conflict between the indigenous people and the settlers. This conflict was due to a difference in ideals, religion, and way of life. Another factor that contributed to the conflict between the Native Americans and the European settlers was the Natives inhabiting land that was wanted by the settlers. The European settlers understood that the Native Americans held the land they wanted and they were set on doing anything to acquire said land from the Native Americans. There were many ploys at play that lead to the eventual conquering of land.
The Canadian Pacific Railway was built to help make this happen, but the North-West Rebellion broke out. This rebellion took place in today’s Saskatchewan and Alberta The North-West rebellion was mainly fought by the Metis peoples, directed at the Canadian government as they felt that Canada was not protecting their rights and their land to the extent they agreed through treaty. Big Bear was the head chief of the Metis people, he was striving for a United Cree Nation and to discuss the agreement on treaty six and see if they could adjust it. Big Bear felt that they were not given enough as it was their land originally and they should be able to take what they want. The Metis and Aboriginals were only given about 640 acre of land through treaty six.
The French and the British both wanted to dominate the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River. These rivers were used to provide trade routes for commerce. The French had constructed a number of forts in this region to strengthen their claim on their territories. In 1754 the fighting between the French and British began because the British wanted to settle colonies in the Ohio River Valley. The spark of the war was when General George Washington led an army against the French at Fort Necessity, but were defeated.
This article’s title is “Inseparable Companions” and Irreconcilable Enemies: The Hurons and Odawas of French Detroit, 1701-38 and its author is Andrew Sturtevant. The thesis in this article is the sentence, “The Hurons ' and Odawas ' simmering hostility and eventual conflict demonstrate that native groups survived the Iroquois onslaught and that their interaction profoundly shaped the region”. In this article, Sturtevant is arguing that the Huron and Odawa are distinct nations with different culture and that because of the differences they had many disagreements, not simply because of the colonialism by the French. Sturtevant uses direct quotes from primary sources to show that the distinct nations fought because of their own differences,
The seven years war or the more common name the French and Indian war had a profound impact on the balance of power between The English empire, French, and North America. Before the seven years war the French and English had very similar amounts of power over the North American territory. The British had full control over the 13 colonies while the French had much of what control of what now is know as Canada along with the unsettled territory in Mississippi. The war Lasted between 1754 and 1763 this is one of the very first global war due to the fact that The British empire and France had many colonize which caused fighting in Europe, India, and America, and at sea. In North America, imperial rivals Britain and France struggled for supremacy.
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.
Beginning in the 1500’s, France and Britain explored North America, but in the 1700s, the countries started to take over these lands. Before the Seven Years’ War, three groups, the French, the British, and the Natives, fought over the right to possess North America. Natives entered into alliances with the French and British in an attempt to maintain balance with them. In the 1600’s, the French won the friendship of the Indians because they lived and worked among the Indian populations.
The economic and political turmoil between the French and Native Americans led them to become more exclusive. Even after the war ended and a peace treaty was made the French continued to see Native Americans only as a buffer between them and the English. Furthermore, when it came to the traders they quickly learned how to take advantage of the Indians “It is those who furnish the brandy, and they bring them into so favorable a condition that they can do with them everything they will” (Denys, Micmac Fur Trade, p. 3). The exclusiveness between the Spanish, French, Dutch, and English explorations
1. a) Confederation was the goal of many prominent politicians during the mid 1800’s. What did they hope to achieve and why? a lot of canadian politicians wanted to get all the territories in canada and the goal was to make a country. But because of all the wars that the british french and the first nations people fighting for the land a lot of people from all sides at time people still had treated their enemies in a bad way. The canadian government wanted to create a big country because they thought that if they create a country with a lot of people they thought that they would be a powerful and a strong nation.
Summary The book "This war is for a whole life" talks about the existence of conflicts between the American - Indian freedom. It shows that the conflict resulted from the cold war that existed between two races that had differing interest on the tenable basis. What brought them to unite was a fact that they all decided together and even fight for the equality of all people. In addition to this, their risks and the dangers of carrying out the civilization of the Indians were still in suspense.