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1 Indian Diplomacy and the European Invasion Impact of European Disease Indian Diplomacy An Example of Diplomacy

2 Impact of Europeans Disease Europeans brought many diseases with them that Indians did not have immunity to Indians never developed immune because of isolation Diseases weaken Indian ability to provide a strong defense and deaths open well carried for land for Europeans

3 Impact of Europeans Disease Jamestown colonists baffled that Indian villages disappear Indians that Columbus meet on Hispainola are literally wiped out by , estimated that 10,000 Pequot Indians die because of smallpox

4 Indian Diplomacy Indians will use Europeans as allies against their enemies In 1637, English and the Pequot Indians are involved in all out war. Both sides are brutal and murderous. Indian allies of English play a critical role in the demise of the Pequot Indians.

5 Indian Diplomacy Indians will pit the European powers against each other by entering into treaties with both powers Europeans realized that Iroquois are a powerful nation

6 An Example of Indian Diplomacy In 1701, the Iroquois enter in a treaty with France and England They promise the French not to side with the English They promise the English land past the Appalachians Mts. and to be their allies

7 An Example of Indian Diplomacy These treaties allowed the Iroquois to become successful in the fur trade and increase their population by absorbing lesser tribes Become so successful that Iroquois actual control fur trade and trade routes

8 An Example of Indian Diplomacy During the Seven Year’s War, , it is the English who seek to woo the Iroquois to pick a side The Iroquois do not commit to a side until it is clear that the English will win Other Indians side with the French and will come out losing because the French lose the war

9 An Example of Indian Diplomacy After the Seven Year’s War, English policy will be to avoid confrontation with Indian nations over land(not enforceable) Indian nations also became dependent on trade with only the English

10 An Example of Indian Diplomacy Reasons for weakening of Iroquois nation One European nation rules North America Dependency on English trade Colonist continue to move into Indian lands


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