Theme 4: The French in North America Kendra Lacasella History of the Americas- Online November 11, 2011
American Colonies Ch. 5: Canada and Iroquoia• The French headed to • During this time the Canada to establish French identified their posts in their trading allies and enimie: territory. – The French enemies were the Iroquois, and the Iroquois wanted to interrupt their trade. – Their allies were the Algonoquian (Native Northern Indians)
Canada and Iroquoia• The French focused their • The Iroquois sought their fur trading efforts around own weapons by and on the Gulf of St. waylaying and plundering Lawrence where they Huron and Montagnais established a colony. canoes.• The French became friends with and wanted to turn several Indian tribes such as the Huron and Montagnais, against the Iroquois – Who were now at this point our enemies.
Canada and Iroquoia• The Five Nation Iroquois • The Five Nations formed were especially the Great League with formidable enemies, their made them strong and warriors were powerful great. and could sustain long distance and larger scale raids against multiple enemies at once. – This was unfortunate for the French because they could not do this.
Canada and Iroquoias• After all their hard work • The fur trading turned and planning, the Europeans exploiting colonies didn’t work as one another. well as they thought they would. – They led to disease, war, and trade that made the way we go about doing things very different.
Ch. 16: French America• The French began to • The French had rely on Indians for fear founded Louisiana in of losing the colony, and the Lower Mississippi they recruited more Valley. inhabitants – This lead to more numbers and power within the colony.
French America• Although France had plenty of religious dissidents who were eager to emigrate, French policy didn’t let them have their settlement in New France after 1632. – In the 17th century New France didn’t have much to offer.
French America• In Louisiana, French made • After many battles and trade their priority. struggles between the• But while this was good French and the Indians in there were troubles in the 17th Century the Louisiana. Choctaw alliance was – Underdeveloped economy made. – Floods and droughts – Famines and Diseases – This all made it hard for crops to produce.
French America• Indian trade was subsidized because it would ensure containment of British colonies.• French America was deemed a failure, despite the many, many alliances it had made.