Who were military officers in the french and indian war
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The French & Indian War
All rights reserved. Tanaghrisson unknown— was born a Catawba but was adopted by the Senecas, a member of the Iroquois League. He became a chief, but was labeled the "Half King" because all of his decisions had George Washington — was an officer in Virginia's provincial militia, the Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and the first President of the independent Uni Edward Braddock — was major-general in the British Army.
Many American Indians also fought in the war because their tribes either lived in the disputed areas, were allied with the tribes who lived there or were allied with either the French or the English. The French had far more American Indian allies than the English because they were more successful at converting the various tribes to Christianity and they focused more on trading than on settling North America, so the American Indians saw them as less of a threat to their land and resources. England established many colonies along the east coast of North America during the 17th and 18th century. In the midth century, Great Britain wanted to expand its colonies westward into the interior regions of the continent, particularly the Ohio River Valley where there was a lucrative fur trading industry, but was challenged by the French who occupied much of the land in the interior regions and were also looking to expand into the Ohio River Valley. Flag of Great Britain, also known as the Union Jack, was first adopted in In , fighting broke out between the British and the French in the Ohio country when British troops attempted to expel the French from the area. The fighting continued in North America for two years before Great Britain officially declared war on France on May 17,
The French and Indian War — pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France , each side supported by military units from the parent country and by American Indian allies. At the start of the war, the French colonies had a population of roughly 60, settlers, compared with 2 million in the British colonies. The European nations declared a wider war upon one another overseas in , two years into the French and Indian war, and some view the French and Indian War as being merely the American theater of the worldwide Seven Years' War of —63; however, the French and Indian War is viewed in the United States as a singular conflict which was not associated with any European war. The British colonists were supported at various times by the Iroquois , Catawba , and Cherokee tribes, and the French colonists were supported by Wabanaki Confederacy member tribes Abenaki and Mi'kmaq , and the Algonquin , Lenape , Ojibwa , Ottawa , Shawnee , and Wyandot tribes. Fighting took place primarily along the frontiers between New France and the British colonies, from the Province of Virginia in the south to Newfoundland in the north.