WHY DID THE FRENCH CULTIVATE SUCH POSITIVE RELATIONS? Name Course Date Why did the French cultivate such positive relations with Indians? Histories of hostilities between colonialists and the Indians exist in all the different periods of colonialization. However it is imperative to know that the kind of hostilities was not done by every European group that came to the lands of the Indians. One of the notable examples of the groups is the French who enjoyed good relations with the Indians from the beginning. The reason why the French cultivated such positive relations with Indians is because they were interested in deerskin trade the food and deerskin trades. The relations between the English and the Indians were not good. Knowing that their survival depends on the Indians’ deerskin trade establishing close ties to side with Indians to avoid the English from creating unfavorable competition and enjoying the benefits of acquiring accommodation and the marketing of their grains without competing for land are the reasons why they cultivated such positive relations with the Indians. Bibliography Usner Jr Daniel H. "The Frontier Exchange Economy of the Lower Mississippi Valley in the Eighteenth Century." The William and Mary Quarterly: A Magazine of Early American History and Culture (1987): 166-192. [...]
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