Scalping During The French And Indian War

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1. Scalping was a cultural practice that certain Native American tribes had that was encouraged by the Europeans during the French and Indian war. England and France offered monetary compensation or an exchange of prisoner to Native American tribes for the scalps of their opponents. In the article, Bray explains how England and France’s “purpose was then to encourage the savages to take as many scalps as they could, and to know the number of the foe who had fallen.” This way, England and France managed to motive the natives into killing more of their opponents and, by the number of scalps, determine how many of their enemies’ men had fallen.
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