Introduction Father Le Loutre’s War (1749-1755), also known as the Indian War, the Micmac War and the Anglo-Micmac War, took place between King George’s War and the French and Indian War in Acadia and Nova Scotia. On one side of the conflict, the British and New England colonists were led by British Officer Charles Lawrence… Read More
What was the French and Indian War (1754-1763)?
Introduction The French and Indian War (1754-1763) pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, each side supported by military units from the parent country and by Native American allies. At the start of the war, the French colonies had a population of roughly 60,000 settlers, compared with 2 million in the… Read More
What was Dummer’s War (1722-1725)?
Introduction The Dummer’s War (1722-1725, also known as Father Rale’s War, Lovewell’s War, Greylock’s War, the Three Years War, the 4th Anglo-Abenaki War, or the Wabanaki-New England War of 1722-1725) was a series of battles between New England and the Wabanaki Confederacy (specifically the Miꞌkmaq, Maliseet, and Abenaki) who were allied with New France. The… Read More
What was King William’s War (1688-1697)?
Introduction King William’s War (1688-1697, also known as the Second Indian War, Father Baudoin’s War, Castin’s War, or the First Intercolonial War in French) was the North American theatre of the Nine Years’ War (1688-1697), also known as the War of the Grand Alliance or the War of the League of Augsburg. It was the… Read More
What were the French and Indian Wars (1688-1763)?
Introduction The French and Indian Wars were a series of conflicts that occurred in North America between 1688 and 1763, some of which indirectly were related to the European dynastic wars. The title French and Indian War in the singular is used in the United States specifically for the warfare of 1754-1763, which is mostly… Read More
What were the Beaver Wars (1609-1701)?
Introduction The Beaver Wars, also known as the Iroquois Wars or the French and Iroquois Wars (French: Guerres franco-iroquoises), encompass a series of conflicts fought intermittently during the 17th century in North America (refer to French and Indian Wars (1688-1763)). They were battles for economic dominance throughout the Saint Lawrence River valley in Canada and… Read More
What was the War of Jenkin’s Ear (1739-1748)?
Introduction The War of Jenkins’ Ear (known as Guerra del Asiento in Spain) was a conflict between Britain and Spain lasting from 1739 to 1748, mainly in New Granada and among the West Indies of the Caribbean Sea, with major operations largely ended by 1742. Its name, coined by British historian Thomas Carlyle in 1858,… Read More
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