The French and Indian War (or the Seven Years War), one of the bloodiest wars in the
18th century, took place from 1756 to 1763. This war was the product of an imperial struggle between France and England over colonial land, wealth, and some say to even prove dominance within their rivalry. France and England were the “world leaders” at this time and with the start of the 13 colonies in North America, they both saw a great opportunity to expand land holdings and to spread their culture. Unfortunately, the tension between the two gradually increased until it eventually exploded into war. Some battles were fought between
Native Americans and colonists and others between colonists of different European nations.
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The Seven Years War had long lasting and devastating effects on the Native Americans that lived on the continent. During the war, the British punished each and every Native
American that joined the French and their fight. They cut off their supplies and forcefully commanded the tribes to obey the rules of the mother country. Even the Native Americans that joined the British fight were under the impression that if they offered full cooperation, the
British would end the European encroachment on their land. Unfortunately the British did not hold up their end of the deal and the Natives were unpleasantly surprised to see that even more settlers began moving onto their land. Considering all of this information, the British were not done with the Natives. With the French done and gone, the British focused all of their attention on whatever Native tribe that was within their grasp. At last, the Native
Americans had enough and soon started a war with the British;it was called “
The results of the war ultimately ended French cultural influence in North America while England gained massive amounts of land and strengthened the tight grip they held