French and Indian War

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French and Indian War

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A war (1756-1763) fought by Britain against the French and their Native American allies, part of the conflict known in Europe as the Seven Years' War. Britain, emerging victorious, took possession of the French territories in Canada and became the dominant colonial power in North America.

French and Indian War

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(Historical Terms) the war (1755–60) between the French and British, each aided by different Indian tribes, that formed part of the North American Seven Years' War
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Noun1.French and Indian War - a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by American Indian tribes); 1755-1760
Seven Years' War - a war of England and Prussia against France and Austria (1756-1763); Britain and Prussia got the better of it
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The Iroquois Confederacy had been in force bringing peace to the Mohawk Valley for one hundred years before the French Indian War 1754 to 1763, the North American name for Europe's Seven Years War.
Benjamin survived the siege at Fort William Henry on Lake George, New York in 1757, the battle of the French Indian War extolled by James Fenimore Cooper in "The Last of the Mohicans.
Ainslie Avery UE gave a presentation on the French Indian War and the American Revolution, followed by an entertaining description of the trials of his loyalist ancestor, William Avery UEL, who left Cherry Valley, NY and settled in Elizabethtown, now Athens, ON.