French and Indian War

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French and Indian War

n.
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.
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French and Indian War

n
(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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This act of aggression triggered what American school books call the French and Indian War, but many historians refer to as the Seven Years War (1754-1761) and others as the Great War for the Empire, reflecting the fact that the conflict in North America was only part of an all-out war for world domination between Britain and France and their respective allies that was waged on three oceans and three continents.
Gipson's The Great War for the Empire has not worn well,(4) particularly because of Gipson's patronizing attitude toward Indians and blacks and because of his pro-British bias.