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"First Nations and Métis Peoples in the War of 1812" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

"First Nations and Métis peoples played a significant role in Canada in the War of 1812. The conflict forced various Indigenous peoples to overcome longstanding differences and unite against a common enemy. It also strained alliances, such as those in the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Confederacy in which some branches were allied with American forces. Most First Nations strategically allied themselves with Great Britain during the war, seeing the British as the lesser of two colonial evils and the group most interested in maintaining traditional territories and trade…"
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Bowman19 Sep 2019 7:18 a.m. PST

I didn't know what impact the Metis had during the War of 1812. After reading the article, I still don't, short of voyagers at Michilimackinac. How far west did the conflict go?

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