Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

Fourth French and Indian War

Just a continuation of the Third French and Indian War, the Fourth French and Indian War started soon after the Third French and Indian War ended. Anishinabe soldiers were ordered by their military commanders to patrol their borders from Quebec to Florida. They knew the whites had intentions of stealing their land and exterminating Indians, which was the driving force behind the Anishinabe military defensive plans. The whites had successfully established their presence in eastern North America, as a result of the Iroquois Indians and the use of plague warfare by the whites. Anishinabe ogimak knew they faced an uphill struggle if they wanted to drive the whites out of North America. White settlements at the time, were fortified strongly and were a burden to the brave Anishinabe soldiers who probably dreaded the thought of having to attempt to break through the strongly fortified white settlements. From time to time, the whites tried to expand their settlements ever more westward but Anishinabe soldiers were constantly on the patrol to defend Indian land. The whites actually did better in what is now the southeastern United States.

In that location they had formed alliances with the Iroquois Indians who continued to live there, as well as the Dakotas and Muskogean Indians. However, the whites expansion westward in the southern part of what is now the southeastern United States, was extremely slow and extremely dangerous. Anishinabe soldiers had stubbornly halted the westward expansion of the invading whites, during the period between 1700-1750, inflicting 1,000s of casualties on the whites, and 1,000s of casualties on the whites Indian allies. By the early 1750s, the whites (English and French) were growing restless and were being overwhelmed by greed. The last of the French and Indian Wars commenced in the early 1750s and lasted until the mid 1760s. Before the 1750s, Anishinabe soldiers controlled the region between the St. Lawrence River and Massachusetts. The whites targeted that location in the last of the French and Indian Wars.

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