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Unformatted text preview: They entered through Canada in Ruperts Land and made their way down the rivers to the Great Lakes region. Because they were more interested in trading goods rather than dominating the Indians, the French developed a much better relationship with the local Natives, even going so far as to intermarry. The French used these relationships to get Natives to fight on their side during the French and Indian war with England. The English by far made the most mistakes in dealing with the Natives on the East Coast where they landed. At first they pretended to get along with the Natives, only robbing their graves and infecting them with diseases. When the Natives got fed up and rebelled, the English took it as a sign from God that they were meant to hold all of this great land, and systematically decimated the Indians and took their land as their own....
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course HIST 379 taught by Professor Richardson during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08