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How did the Europeans effect the Mohawk people?

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10/07/2014

As was the case with the majority of North American Native peoples, the Mohawk were at first affected only gradually, and mildly, by European settlement of the 'New World'; however, the European influence soon became widespread, severe, and decisively negative. In general terms, the Mohawk interacted in alternately peaceful and violent ways with the French and the English before largely siding with the English during the American Revolutionary War. Suffering defeat in that conflict, they resettled in northern New York and nearby regions of Canada, where their descendants still maintain a presence today.