Which Side Did Most Native American Support In The American Revolution?
Except for a few, most of the Native American people supported the British Empire in the American Revolution.
But what was the main reason for that support?
There was one main reason and that was…
The Native American people had always been wanting to protect their homelands from the aggression of colonists’ (or other people).
The British crown had been protecting this interest of them since 1764 with a Royal proclamation.
But what was in the Royal Proclamation?
In simple words, the Royal Proclamation prevented colonists’ aggression towards the homelands of Indians.
However, according to some historians, the proclamation was propaganda from the British authority.
Because, through this, they succeeded to take away Indians emotionally and politically from other colonists.
Although whatever they did; but it protected Indians’ interest for some time.
Therefore Natives or Indians always wanted British rule to keep going on in the 13 colonies.
They feared if the British rule would end in America, then it would become impossible for them to prevent and protect their land from other people’s aggression.
This was the reason why they joined in the war from the last part via the British crown’s side.
I hope now you have got the main answer.
Next, let’s see some historical connection of Indians thinking towards colonists.
Why Native Americans Did Not Like Colonists?
If you have ever read the early history of America, then you probably know that the first residents of this country were the Red Indians.
Since the arrival of European people here, these people came to be known as Native Americans.
After the arrival of the Europeans, the atrocities and oppression over these native inhabitants started increasing.
As result, overtime Indians started losing their identity rapidly.
Time passed, but due to this reason, the sense of survival among these people also increased day by day.
Indians always blamed the migrated people who came from Europe that they had taken away all the rights from them.
Hence, there was always a rivalry running between Native Americans and Colonists (Europeans).
And this was the reason why Native Americans didn’t like colonists.