What Is The Relationship Between The French And Native Americans In The 1600's

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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. As a result of this alliance, the French received beaver pelts and fur from the Indians in exchange for ammunition and brandy. Similarly, when the English took over the Dutch colony, the Five Nations of Iroquois allied with the English. The Iroquois sought

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