Eastern Woodland Indians And The Seven Years' War

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War is always destructive and devastating for those involved leaving behind a trail of death and barren landscape leading to heartbreak and shattered lives. War has its subjugators and its defeated. One enjoys complete freedom and rights while the other has neither freedom nor rights. Defeated and broken is where the Eastern Woodland Indians found themselves after both the Seven Years' war and the American Revolution. The Europeans in their campaigns to garner control of the land used the native peoples to gain control and ultimately stripped the rightful owners of their land and freedoms. The remainder of this short paper will explore the losses experienced by the Eastern Woodland Indians during these wars and will answer the question of which war was more momentous in the loss experienced.
The Europeans invaded America with every intention of occupying the land, the bountiful natural resources as well as the complete domination of the native people. The Europeans desire for the land created an explosive situation for the native peoples as they witnessed their land and right to freedom being stripped from them. They often found themselves having to choose sides of which to pledge their allegiance to. The Europeans depended upon Indian allies to secure the land and their dominance as well as trade relations with the Indians. The Indians were in competition with one another for European trade causing conflict among the different tribes altering the relationships where friends became enemies and vice versa (Calloway, 2012, p. 163). These relationships often became embittered and broke into bloody brawls where it involved, "Indian warriors fighting on both sides, alongside the European forces as well as against European forces invading Indian country" (Calloway, 2012, p. 163). However, cultural divides were eventually bridged and negotiations brought about the mutual desire of "peace, trade, and land"(Calloway, 2012, p. 163). However, the peace negotiation would be short lived as the old-world rivalry between England and France found a new battleground across the Atlantic Ocean.
Between 1712 and 1733, the French waged war against different tribes at various times (Calloway, 2012, p. 169). Even with the French attacking the native peoples, several tribes took up arms with the French against the English with the exception of the Mohawks. The Abenaki in northern New England were positioned between the French and the English. The two sides were in competition for the Abenaki allegiance. The Abenaki remained mostly neutral until the English were successful in encroaching upon their lands, which led the Abenaki to take up sides with the French. The Iroquois were mostly disbanded during this time. All of the different areas of war caused great strife between the different tribes, which led to the native peoples seeking European allies to aid in a war effort against other Indians. A new era was on the horizon and the Indian culture was changing. The...

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