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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 07:45 AM
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27. Interesting.
I think that an area that Will might consider to get a better understanding of "empire" is the relationship the Haudenosaunee, or Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, had with the French, the British, and the Colonials in the 1700s. One of the primary reasons the Confederacy was more sympathetic to England was because the "crown" did not look to expand it's land base in North America; it had signed, for but one example, the Fort Stanwix Treaty. This made an official cut-off to white settlement, with a goal of increased trade along the border. The "Patriots" were intent upon expanding their land-base.

Add to that the triangulation of the French & English for decades before, and it makes a truly interesting example of what empire-building is and isn't. And that clearly includes Canadian history. Thank you for adding that important part.
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