The French and Iroquois War, also known as the Beaver War, was a series of conflict happened in the 17th century. Iroquois economics became interdependent with Europe’s fur trade. After the Dutch traders provided them with fire arms, the Iroquois began to push east and raid the settlements of New France. By 1642, New France begun to counter these raids by arming their indigenous allies. Iroquois was successful with destroy every indigenous group they face. In 1667, a treaty in Europe had allowed French to trade in the north end. In 1689, Iroquois launched another attack at the French. With the help from Troupes de la Marine, the French eventually forced Iroquois to make peace. In July 1701, a treaty signed by Iroquois in Montreal agreed to remain neutral between French and English wars.
Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Iroquois or Five Nations, then including the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayugaand Seneca), numerous other Iroquoian groups and French colonial forces. The Haudenosaunee significantly increased their territorial holdings before agreeing to a peace with colonial administrators. The wars represent the intense struggle for control over resources in the early colonial period and resulted in the permanent dispersal or destruction of several First Nations in the Eastern Woodlands.
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