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A Brief History In the early part of the eighteenth century the trans-Appalachian region of North America remained much as it had been for the preceding centuries Some trappers and backwoodsmenFrenchmen from Canada and Englishmen from the British coloniestraveled through its woods and rivers but the principal occupants of the region were Native Americans and a great diversity of wildlife As the British colonies became more populated and prosperous their citizens began to look towards the rich lands across the Appalachian mountains as providing new opportunities for settlement and economic growth The French who claimed the entire watersheds of the Mississippi and St Lawrence Riverswhich included the Great Lakes and the Ohio River valleybecame worried about British encroachments into this region and so they moved to set up a series of forts including at Crown Point on Lake Champlain and on the Wabash Ohio Mississippi and Missouri Rivers The British meanwhile built their own forts at Oswego and Halifax the government granted lands in the Ohio Valley to the Ohio Company and adventurous traders set up bases in the region In 1750 British and French representatives met in Paris to try to solve these territorial disputes but no progress was made In 1752 the Marquis Duquesne was made governor-general of New France with specific instructions to take possession of the Ohio Valley removing all British presence from the area The following year he sent troops to western Pennsylvania where they built forts at Presque Island Erie and on the Rivire aux Boeufs Waterford At the same time Robert Dinwiddie Lieutenant Governor of Virginia was granting land in the Ohio Valley to citizens of his colony setting in motion the events which inevitably led to the French Indian War Dinwiddie hearing of new French forts on the upper Allegheny River sent out a young Virginia officer George Washington to deliver a letter demanding that the French leave the region This mission was not surprisingly
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