Unit III: Relationships between the Colonists and the Indians


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5.3 Students describe the cooperation and conflict that existed
among the Indians and between the Indian nations and the new
settlers, in terms of: 1. the competition among the English,
French, Spanish, Dutch, and Indian nations for control of North
America. 2. the cooperation that existed between the colonists and
Indians during the 1600s and 1700s (e.g., in agriculture, the fur
trade, military alliances, treaties, cultural interchanges). 3. the
conflicts before the Revolutionary War (e.g., the Pequot and King
Philip's Wars in New England, the Powhatan Wars in Virginia, the
French and Indian War). 4. the role of broken treaties and
massacres and the factors that led to the Indians' defeat,
including the resistance of Indian nations to encroachments and
assimilation (e.g., the story of the Trail of Tears). 5. the
internecine Indian conflicts, including the competing claims for
control of lands (e.g., actions of the Iroquois, Huron, Lakota
[Sioux]. 6. the influence and achievements of significant leaders
of the time (e.g., John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Chief Tecumseh,
Chief Logan, Chief John Ross, Sequoyah).

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