09 - Benefit economically Allies w/Indians Indians will...

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Great Plains 13:30 Plains Indians (film) Buffalo hunters Way of life o Buffalo Arrival of horse made hunting easier o Inter-indian relations Allies with tribes who have the same language/culture Ex. Alliances Pontiac’s Rebellion King Philip’s war o Reaction to whites Involved indirectly with trade, even if they haven’t seen a European yet  by the 1750’s Wouldn’t have been surprised Began with Spanish explorers early 17 th  century Eventually destroyed by the white men Taylor New Mexico mid-18 th  century Barely surviving Problems o Indian raids o Unattractive to colonists Land of danger o Trouble attracting Indian traders
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Indians preferred the French – focused on trade and not colonization o Why is the crown holding on? Military outposts French Louisiana British Indian Response to Imperial Rivalries o Increasing bargaining power Assisted by guns and horses From the French Why would the French arm them?
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Unformatted text preview: Benefit economically Allies w/Indians Indians will attack British and Spanish Horses Stolen from the Spanish Pueblo Revolt Spanish abandoned their horses in the pueblos 1750 spread across the Plains Godsend cover more ground scout more effectively kill easily load more game more food, better shelter, clothes emergency food: horses instead of dogs New psychology: security, possibilities Healthy, happy place? NO! More violence Environmental catastrophe Unstable way of life Plains cant sustain the horses, esp. in the winter More hunters, less buffalo Start hunting for market Big Winners Comanches Book: Comanche Empire o Same level as the imperial powers Population peaks at 40-45k Apaches o Asking help from missions 13:30 13:30...
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