The French and Indian War2

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The French and Indian War “You and the French are like two edges of a pair of shears, and we are the cloth that is cut to pieces between them.” – Native American to an English man
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France Claims Western Lands French exploring interior of America Late 1600’s – France had claimed the Ohio River Valley, the Mississippi River Valley, and the great lake region. Louisiana (La Salle) stretched from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rocky Mountains PAGE 132 and 134
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French Main Settlements Quebec and Montreal Located along the St. Lawrence River New Orleans – Mississippi River *Why are these settlements so important?
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French Population 1760 – NEW FRANCE had about 80,000 people (England had over 1 million) *Why is their such a difference in population?
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French were mostly fur trappers who traded with the Natives Furs, guns, knives, iron pots, etc.
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Native American Alliances *English competed with the French for furs *Native American groups competed to supply Europeans with furs
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Native American Alliances *The fur trade
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