Also the document presents the triumphs and tragedies of the epic struggle on a continent placing them in a larger context in France and Great Britain global conflict. The book also offers an insight on the nature of Native Americans opposition in the evolution of American Independence. As soon as French presence disappeared, white colonists started moving aggressively in Indian territory creating even more instability in the region for Britain. The wars were so weak fought inside and outside the American continent. It created social, economic along with cultural and ethnic borders and relations reshaping its state borders due to the American Independence War fought by the Spanish, British or France.
It tells the stories of selected conflicts that are examples of the changing relationship between the British settlers, the Indians, the professional British army, and the French. It will begin with a glance of the seventeenth-century conflicts between settlers and Indians, particularly the Great Swamp Fight in King Philip's War. These wars were fought by the colonials alone, without men or funding from the mother country. At that time the main problem for the Americans was to invent a strategy that would beat the Indians at their own game of lightning raids against defenseless settlements and of ambushing columns of men marching in European formations. The eighteenth-century wars, in which the Americans played a vital but subordinate role, pitted professional European armies against each other.
on the other hand, British Indirect rule was a system where external military and tax control was operated by the British, while almost every other aspect of life was left to local pre-colonial aristocracies who had sided with the British during the conquest. The first two wars, known in America as King William's War and Queen Anne's War, pitted British colonials against French and their Indian allies. King William’s War turned partly on competition for the fur trade. The war played out in a series of costly but inconclusive skirmishes. Queen Anne’s War (1702–1713) was fought to determine who would be the Spanish monarch.
In 1838, the US army forced the Cherokees from their homelands in the Trail of Tears into Indian Territory. As people moved west and Western Movement pushed on, more and more Indians were removed and eventually they were nearly annihilated from America. Western Movement is often given the stereotype by Americans as a glorious expansion of our brilliant country into the lands of the setting sun. But, this vision is not true. American expansion caused more harm than good.
First Nations were also key forces in the military struggle between the French and British. The misconception that First Nations were a weak and inferior fighting force is a fallacy, as First Nations proved to be invaluable to both the French and English in their fight for British North America (Thunderbird n.d.). Despite the patriarchal views of many towards First Nations and their roles in the expansion of Europe into North America, First Nations did play a pivotal role in the colonizing of North America. France and Britain were the main players in the struggle to dominate North America commercially, economically as well as militarily. The abundance of fur-bearing animals in North America and demand for furs in Europe started a power struggle between the French and British (First Nations in Canada 2011).
Trade with the Indians, especially fur trade, was profitable. War was costly” (DiLorenzo, 2010). In the latter half of the nineteenth century the prospect of advancing the railroads to the west altered the attitude towards the Indians. The U.S. Government no longer wanted to make deals with the Indians for land; they wanted to take it with force. The conclusion of the Civil War gave the U.S. Government a standing army, as opposed to the militia.
They do not help themselves by angering the colonists even more with their decisions post war. When the British come over to fight in the Americas, they encounter a much different fighting style than they are used to back in Europe. Indians attack the British suddenly in the deep woods of America, hiding behind trees and rocks in a form of guerilla warfare. The British are trained to fight in three lines in unison on the command of their leader, a form of linear warfare. Linear warfare and the deep woods of America along with the Indian style of fighting go together like oil and water.
As the war progressed, the articles agree that the colonists used their sea power and trading power among other towns to wear down the Indians and win the war. The national debt occurred as a result of King Philip’s War.3 They both agree that the war cost the New England colonists a significant amount of money.1 While comparable, the three articles did display unique comments about the war and different levels of credibility. The Wikipedia article discussed the relationship between the Indians being peaceful.1 While true, the Wars and Battles article better elaborated by showing the colonists preaching the gospel, trading, and fighting with the Indians.3 This gives the reader a much better idea of what the relations between the colonists and Indians were like before the war than the Wikipedia article. In the Wikipedia article the importance of Sassamon in the outbreak of the war was mentioned. Sassamon was displayed as “a figure in the outbreak of the war.
The Broken Chain is a movie about the english, french, and spanish whom sailed to America and fought against each other along with the Indians whom where the Native Americans. These Indians had a small tribe allies and would side with the British in their fight against the European settlers such as the French and Spanish. Both the British and the Indians had conflicts because they both fought to survive. However, both had their own different reasons for fighting. The Indians fought to keep their beautiful land and tribes and were sadly disappointed by the British.
Tecumseh Biography Tecumseh was a Native American leader of the Shawnee. Tecumseh worked to unite other Indian tribes to against white expansion into the west in the early 1800s, and he was also became a hero figure in American Indian and Canadian history. Tecumseh was born in March, 1768 on the Scioto River, near Chillicothe, Ohio. He was the second son of Pucksinwah, the Shawnee warrior who was killed in the Battle of Point Pleasant. With the last aspiration of his father, he was trained to be a warrior and never made peace with the whites.