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Native Americans in The French & Indian War

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French Allies
During the first four years of the war, the Hurons and Shawnees became France's most important allies. The Shawnees were originally "dependents" of the Iroqouis.
France and the Huron Indians became allies in the 1600s.
The relationship between the French and the Huron dated back when French fur-traders and explorer Samuel de Champlain established a relationship between the Quebec settlers and the Hurons.
The Hurons wanted to overcome their rival, which was the Iroqouis tribe, so the british helped them.
The Iroquois
The Iroquois also known as the Haudenosaunee or the Six Nations.
They are a historically powerful and important northeast Native American confederacy.
They are known as the "Iroquois League" and later as the "Iroquois Confederacy."
It comprises the Six Nations:
Mohawk
Onondaga
Oneida
Cayuga
Seneca
Tuscarora
Many prominent individuals are members of Iroquois nations or have Iroquois ancestry.
The Iroquois peoples have absorbed many others into their cultures.
They are vibrant today in languages, cultures, and independent governance.


British allies
The Indians involved in the French and Indian War were the Iroquois Indians and the Senaca indians who allied with the British.
The French And Indian War 1754-1763
The French And Indian war began as a war over the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. The Dispute erupted into violence in the battle of Jumonville Glen in may 1754. In which, 22 year old George Washington ambushed a French Patrol. In 1755 six colonial governors met with general Edward Braddock, and planned a four way attack on the french. However, none of the attempts were successful and the battle ended with disaster, with the death of General Braddock on July 9 1755. However, the final outcome was one of the most significant developments in a century of Anglo-French conflicts. The British defeated the French in 1763. After the war, New France became part of the British colonies.
Native Americans in The French & Indian War
The French And Indian War
The Senecas
Shawnees
Hurons
Death of General James Wolfe by stray cannon shot at Battle of Quebec in 1759.
The Native Americans in The French and Indian War
The Battle of Monongahela
Lived In the Ohio Valley
Were Driven Out by the Iroquois
Hunted Beaver and other animals
Major contributors to the fur trade
Allied with the french until the end of the French and Indian war
In 1754, the Virginia government sent George Washington and 150 men to and area near the forks of the Ohio River.
The French were building a fort there called Fort Duquesne.
Before Washington reached the fort they were attacked by the french and the Huron indians.
This battle marked the beginning of The French and Indian War.
Also known as the Battle of the Wilderness, the Battle of the Monongahela took place on 9 July 1755.
It was the very first of the French and Indian War.
Braddock's Field in Braddock, Pennsylvania 10 miles (16 km) east of Pittsburgh
General Edward Braddock in command
Attempting to take over Fort Duquesne
Defeated by a force of French and Canadian troops and their Native American Allies.
The Senecas are a group of indigenous people native to North America.
The Seneca had two branches; the western and the eastern.
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