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Arrival of Native Americans and European4

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Arrival of Native Americans and Europeans White settlement of the Connecticut River region touched off the Pequot War in 1637. In  1675 King Philip, the son of the native chief who had made the original peace with the  Pilgrims in 1621, attempted to unite the tribes of southern New England against further  European encroachment of their lands. In the struggle, however, Philip lost his life and  many Indians were sold into servitude. The steady influx of settlers into the backwoods regions of the Eastern colonies  disrupted Native-American life. As more and more game was killed off, tribes were faced  with the difficult choice of going hungry, going to war, or moving and coming into conflict  with other tribes to the west. The Iroquois, who inhabited the area below lakes Ontario and Erie in northern New York  and Pennsylvania, were more successful in resisting European advances. In 1570 five 
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Unformatted text preview: tribes joined to form the most complex Native-American nation of its time, the "Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee," or League of the Iroquois. The league was run by a council made up of 50 representatives from each of the five member tribes. The council dealt with matters common to all the tribes, but it had no say in how the free and equal tribes ran their day-to-day affairs. No tribe was allowed to make war by itself. The council passed laws to deal with crimes such as murder. The Iroquois League was a strong power in the 1600s and 1700s. It traded furs with the British and sided with them against the French in the war for the dominance of America between 1754 and 1763. The British might not have won that war otherwise....
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  • Fall '10
  • King Philip, northern New York, southern New England, Connecticut River region, complex Native­American nation

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