French-Allied Indians


The Huron, although an Iroquoian nation, were implacable enemies of the Iroquois confederacy (Seneca, Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga and Tuscarora). The Huron forged strong trading and military alliances with the French settlements in Canada, whose governor in the early seventeenth century, Champlain, earned for himself and the French the lasting enmity of the Iroquois. Through the series of wars of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries between the French and British colonies, reflecting events in Europe, the Huron were one of the prominent nations which supported the French.

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