Conflicts with White Settlers

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Conflicts With White Settlers

Causes of the Conflicts
There were many causes of the conflicts that occurred between white settlers and Native Americans. The Europeans who came to the New World in the early years of their exploration found native people who had a complex civilization with a very different culture than the Europeans did. With the clash of these two cultures, conflict was inevitable. Each culture fought to keep theirs alive and dominant. One major cause of conflict was broken treaties and promises with the settlers. This caused a lot of anger on each side. Along with broken treaties, constant invasion on one another’s land was another major cause of the conflicts. Lastly, unfair treatment and trade negotiations were also helping the fights continue. In conclusion, the conflict between Colonists and Indians was due to the Colonists huge greed for power and land.

Major Conflicts
There were a few major conflicts with Indians that have held a big part in the history of the United States. The French and Indian War was among one of the first most important conflicts with the Native Americans in the history of America. The French and British were split over what land was whose, and the Indians were split. Another war involving Native Americans was Pontiac’s War. With the French eliminated, Native Americans were left alone in their fight against British colonial aggression. The Indians attacked, and fearing more tension between Native Americans and settlers, England's King George III issued the Proclamation of 1763. This was prohibiting settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains. A few more were the Battle of Point Pleasant and the Revolutionary War even involved Native Americans. As one can see, a big part of the history of the United States of America involves the people who first called it home, Native Americans.
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