French Relationship With Native Americans

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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 French were more attentive of controlling trade routes, having fur being the driving force. So the French came to America mainly for the fur trade, and gained a mutual relationship with Native Americans. The Natives did most of tracking,

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