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  French and Indian Wars. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The first of the wars, King William’s War (1689–97), approximately corresponds to the European War of the Grand Alliance (1688–97).
War had thus broken out before fighting began in Europe in the Seven Years War.
The French Louis Joseph de Montcalm, one of the great commanders of his time, distinguished himself (1758) by repulsing the attack of James Abercromby on Ticonderoga.
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  French and Indian War - MSN Encarta
French and Indian War (1754-1763), the last of four North American wars waged from 1689 to 1763 between the British and the French.
The French and Indian War was part of a 'great war for empire,' a determined and eventually successful attempt by the British to attain a dominant position in North America, the West Indies, and the subcontinent of India.
The French and Indian War not only stripped France of its North American empire, it also caused Britain to change its relationship to its colonies, a change that eventually led to the American Revolution.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575603/French_and_Indian_War.html   (1245 words)

  
  French and Indian War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
French Canadians refer to it both as la Guerre des sept ans and the Guerre de la conquête (War of the Conquest) since it is the war in which Canada was conquered by the British and became part of the British Empire.
The European theater of the war was settled by the Treaty of Hubertusburg on February 15, 1763.
Montcalm and Wolfe: The French and Indian War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_and_Indian_War   (2152 words)

  
 How Newspapers Covered the French and Indian War | Early America Review
The news of the war continued unabated in America's press until the French officially relinquished land claims in North America in 1763, and the vast majority of Native Americans east of the Mississippi River either died fighting, succumbed to peace treaties with the English settlers, or moved westward.
Directly involved, especially on the side of the French, were Native Americans from the St. Lawrence River to the Mississippi River delta,* and the true danger of the French and Indian organization against the British colonists was quickly brought into focus by the publication of George Washington's Journal.
Indian attacks continued in the colonies, and in the Southern Colonies, 1759 brought the advent of a major war between Native Americans and English settlers.
www.earlyamerica.com /review/spring97/newspapers.html   (7778 words)

  
 The French and Indian War
When the French soon afterwards shifted their trade to the St. Lawrence, the Algonkin and Montagnais had allied with the Huron and were fighting with the Iroquois League for control of the upper river.
French traders were robbed and killed as a result, and as posts closed after the royal decree, the situation became worse.
The Indians are led by Anastase, a Huron war chief from Lorette.
www.centuryinter.net /tjs11/hist/fiwar.htm   (7600 words)

  
 French and Indian Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French and Indian Wars is a name used in the United States for a series of conflicts in North America that represented the actions there that accompanied the European dynastic wars.
The French were able to largely offset this in the first three conflicts by more effective mobilization of Native American allies, but were finally overwhelmed in the fourth war.
Without the threat of French invasion, the American colonies saw little need for British military protection and resented British limits on the colonization of the new French territories as stated in the Proclamation of 1763.
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 French and Indian War
The French dominated the early years of the trade, but competition with the British and American colonists grew more intense during the years before the French and Indian War.
British forces seized French Senegal in West Africa, the French sugar islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, and the Spanish colonies of Cuba and the Philippine Islands.
The French and Indian War had reduced the once-impressive French empire in North America to a handful of sugar plantations in the West Indies and two rocky islands off the coast of Newfoundland.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/nativeamericans/frenchindwar.htm   (3349 words)

  
 The American Revolution (French and Indian War)
While the Seven Years War, and the French and Indian War were related, in fact the French and Indian War being the beginning of the Seven Years War, the conflict in America was more closely tied to the unsettled feelings left over from King George's War (1744-1748).
The French, never lovers of the English due to hundreds of years of fighting, sent the Indians who allied themselves with the French in raiding parties in retaliation for raids conducted by the Indians on the English side, who claimed that their raids were in retaliation for those made by the French.
Besides all this, the late wars and the growing difficulties with the mother-country had called forth and trained able commanders for the field, and sagacious intellects for the control of the great events which were at hand.
theamericanrevolution.org /hevents/f_indWar.asp   (3394 words)

  
 Background of the French and Indian War
While Washington was engaging the French in western Pennsylvania, colonial delegates gathered in Albany in an effort to prepare for the coming war.
Indian War (1754-1763), the last and most significant of the French and Indian Wars, occured when a small force under Geore Washington engaged and defeaed a reconnaissance party of French and Indians near Fort Duquesne.
Indian War, French and Indian War Proclamation Encyclopedia French and Indian Wars, 1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h608.html   (854 words)

  
 The Beginning of the French and Indian War
The French and Indian war was a nine-year battle between France and England.
Because this war is known in the United States as the French and Indian war, many assume the title refers to an on-going battle between the French and Indians.
The French and Indian war concluded in 1763 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
www.indians.org /articles/french-indian-war.html   (331 words)

  
 Seven Years' War
The first skirmish of the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the last and most significant of the French and Indian Wars, occured when a small force under Geore Washington engaged and defeaed a reconnaissance party of French and Indians near Fort Duquesne.
The war involved all the major European powers and was worldlike in scope, but to the colonists it was a struggle against the French for control of North America.
In the French and Indian War (1754-1763), British General Edward Baddock was mortally wounded when he and his force of British troops and colonial militia were caught in a French and Indian ambush.
www.usahistory.com /wars/sevenyrs.htm   (763 words)

  
 French & Indian War History
From the 1750's and through the early 1760's, the British, the French, and many American Indian nations engaged in a war that changed the course of American history: the French and Indian War.
As the French and Indian War continued in North America the American Indians fought for their own cause.
The fall of the French colonial city of Montreal in 1760 signaled the end of fighting between the French and British on this continent.
www.frenchandindianwar250.org /relive/stories.aspx   (406 words)

  
 THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
The French claimed this vast region as a part of the great basin of the Mississippi discovered by Marquette and La Salle, and now secured by a cordon of forts from Canada to the sunny climate of the Gulf of Mexico.
The English claimed it on two grounds, both of which were as shadowy as the claims of the French: first, the early charters of Virginia and of other colonies (based on the Cabot discoveries) which covered the unknown regions westward to the equally unknown "South Sea"; and second, the claims of the Iroquois.
He was treated with much kindness by the French commandant, Saint-Pierre, who, however, declared in his answer that he would remain at his post, according to the commands of his general, but promised to send Dinwiddie's letter to Marquis Duquesne, the governor of Canada.
www.usgennet.org /usa/topic/colonial/book/chap9.html   (1196 words)

  
 Original Images of the French and Indian War
The rich lands which lay between and to the west of the French settlements of Canada and the British colonies along the east coast of North America were inevitably destined to become a battleground between the forces of these two European rivals.
From 1754 to 1763, the British and French fought for this wilderness of huge potential in a conflict which, though part of the wider Seven Years War, has come to be known as the French and Indian War.
The publication of this map (which was first issued in 1740) was prompted by the beginning of the Seven Years War, of which the French and Indian War was the name of the American portion of the conflict.
www.philaprintshop.com /frchind.html   (2650 words)

  
 Home Page: The Fort Edwards Foundation & archaeology site
Later, during the early years of the French and Indian War (Seven Years War), Joseph Edwards's property became the site of one of the many forts guarding the Virginia Frontier from the French and their Indian allies.
This battle near Fort Edwards was the largest of the French and Indian War to have occurred in present West Virginia.
The current display concerns the Fort and the French and Indian War especially as it pertained to colonial settlers on the western frontier.
www.fortedwards.org   (971 words)

  
 The French and Indian War Part 1: The Colonies in America
French settlements had to rely on soldiers hired by fur-trading companies and food from the homeland.
the other hand, French forces were controlled by a single government and had settlements that were close together and, therefore, more easibly defended.
Native American Spirituality was something called a vision quest, where a young man, or someone needing guidance would enter the woods alone to pray and reflect on his life.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/ushistory/frenchandindianwar1.htm   (310 words)

  
 The French and Indian War
The war was now spreading to North America.
In the peace treaty of 1763 the British got most of the French land in North America.
Also as a result of the war, the British began taxing the colonists to pay for the war.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/UsaHistory/FrenchIndian/FrenIndWar.htm   (150 words)

  
 Scalping During the French and Indian War
The French and Indian War (1754-1760) is replete with incidents of scalping by French, English and Native American combatants.
"When a war party has captured one or more prisoners that cannot be taken away, it is the usual custom to kill them by breaking their heads with the blows of a tomahawk.
The French paid virtually nothing for scalps, preferring to purchase prisoners that they would at times send back to their families or utilize for prisoner exchanges.
www.earlyamerica.com /review/1998/scalping.html   (1913 words)

  
 Home Page: The Fort Edwards Foundation & archaeology site
Later, during the early years of the French and Indian War (Seven Years War), Joseph Edwards's property became the site of one of the many forts guarding the Virginia Frontier from the French and their Indian allies.
This battle near Fort Edwards was the largest of the French and Indian War to have occurred in present West Virginia.
The current display concerns the Fort and the French and Indian War especially as it pertained to colonial settlers on the western frontier.
www.fortedwards.org /ftedhome.htm   (971 words)

  
 French and Indian War
The dispute arose over the presence of British and French settlers in the Ohio River Valley (in and around present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), but resulted in battles that were fought far from there.
French and British military forces were both authorized by their respective governments to take the necessary measures to remove the other.
While the French successfully defended their interests in the Ohio Valley, they were losing the battles elsewhere in North America especially in points along the shores of Lake Ontario.
www.mrnussbaum.com /history/fiwar.htm   (623 words)

  
 The War That Made America - French & Indian War Timeline | PBS
French troops from Canada march south; seize and fortify the Ohio Valley.
In retaliation the French and the Indians defeat the British at Fort Necessity.
French surrender Quebec after a battle outside the city on the Plains of Abraham.
www.pbs.org /thewarthatmadeamerica/timeline.html   (354 words)

  
 Digital History
The French defeated Washington at Fort Necessity, the first battle of the French and Indian War.
The goal of the Albany Congress was to solidify friendship with the Iroquois in light of the approaching war with France and to discuss the possibility of an inter-colonial union.
French and Indian forces ambushed the expedition eight miles from the fort, killing Braddock and leaving two-thirds of his soldiers dead or wounded.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /documents/documents_p2.cfm?doc=411   (600 words)

  
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The cruelties of the Indians and the unsettled condition of the inhabitants of the upper section of the county continued during 1755, 1756 and 1757.
The Indians retreated and victory crowned the British armies everywhere during the succeeding years until 1760, when the French were dispossessed of all territories in dispute and forced to surrender Canada.
The Indians took 5 Children off with them, 4 girls and one boy; the smallest Child is scarce a Year old and cannot walk yet; they took from the House all they could carry; the rest they destroyed, scattered the flour, spilled the honey, broke the pots and windows and tore up the beds.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/history/american/frenchin.htm   (6271 words)

  
 French and Indian War
The French claimed this vast region as a part of the great basin of the Mississippi discovered by Marquette and La Salle, and now secured by a cordon of forts from Canada to the sunny climate of the Gulf of Mexico.
The English claimed it on two grounds, both of which were as shadowy as the claims of the French: first, the early charters of Virginia and of other colonies (based on the Cabot discoveries) which covered the unknown regions westward to the equally unknown "South Sea"; and second, the claims of the Iroquois.
He was treated with much kindness by the French commandant, Saint-Pierre, who, however, declared in his answer that he would remain at his post, according to the commands of his general, but promised to send Dinwiddie's letter to Marquis Duquesne, the governor of Canada.
usahistory.info /French-Indian-War   (1195 words)

  
 French and Indian War
THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR OF Before the colonies separated from England, war with the native indians caused much trouble with the settlers.
Near the beginning of the war, in 1755, the British had expelled French speaking populations in Acadia to Louisiana –; creating the Cajun population – but this would not be possible in Canada.
The decisive result of the war meant that it was the last of the French and Indian Wars and helped create conditions that led to the American Revolutionary War.
olgp.net /chs/war/frenchindian.htm   (763 words)

  
 French and Indian War
The French claimed this vast region as a part of the great basin of the Mississippi discovered by Marquette and La Salle, and now secured by a cordon of forts from Canada to the sunny climate of the Gulf of Mexico.
The English claimed it on two grounds, both of which were as shadowy as the claims of the French: first, the early charters of Virginia and of other colonies (based on the Cabot discoveries) which covered the unknown regions westward to the equally unknown "South Sea"; and second, the claims of the Iroquois.
He was treated with much kindness by the French commandant, Saint-Pierre, who, however, declared in his answer that he would remain at his post, according to the commands of his general, but promised to send Dinwiddie's letter to Marquis Duquesne, the governor of Canada.
www.usahistory.info /French-Indian-War   (1195 words)

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