Which Best Describes Native American Participation In The French And Indian War?
In the French and Indian war, different Native American groups participated from both sides for maximizing their own benefits.
Especially, Indians’ intention through joining the war was to gain territories and protect their homelands from Europeans’ aggression.
For these reasons, some Native American groups supported Great Britain, and some supported France.
During the conflicts, Native groups like Mingo, Catawba, Cherokee, Wyandot (of Ohio country), and Iroquois Confederacy allied with Great Britain.
Other groups such as Lenape, Abenaki, Algonquin, Ojibwa, Ottawa, Mi’kmaw militia, Shawnee, Wyandot (of Fort Detroit), and Wabanaki Confederacy allied with France.
Did You Know?
1. During the war, more than 5000 Native Americans had to give up their lives.
2. At the beginning of the French and Indian War, the French colonies had a population was only sixty thousand, compared to two million settlers in British colonies. Because of this low population, France had to largely depend upon Indians’ support.
3. Though many historians define the Seven Years’ War as the synonym of the French & Indian War; but at the same time, many historians want to define them as two different conflicts.
Because the French and Indian War took place on the American continents; but the Seven Years’ War was a global conflict, which was broke out on many different continents.
However, both conflicts had the same timeline, along with Britain and France’s leading role.