The year brought bloody skirmishes between Indians, who were being pushed off more of their lands, and settlers; Calloway also narrates the expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia and their resettlement in Louisiana. This first-rate cultural history, part of Oxford's Pivotal Moments in American History series, reveals that the events of 1763 changed not only the political geography of a nation but also its cultural geography, as various groups moved from one part of the country to another.
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There were three wars that collectively have been called the French and Indian Wars, culminating in King George's War, which is sometimes referred to simply as the French and Indian War. Along with the Missouri, the Mississippi forms the longest river system in the world and ultimately drains almost all of the central United States. The colonists were outraged that the British Parliament, in which they had no voice, would impose taxes on them. The State of Louisiana represents the oldest and at the time most settled portion of the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.