In an interview with the radio show BackStory with the American History Guys, Professor Colin Calloway talks about how the Royal Proclamation of 1763, issued by Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian War, resulted in more conflict between British colonists and Native Americans.
“The Americans really cannot negotiate,” says Calloway, the John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and a professor of Native American Studies. “All they have is land, they have no money. They’re trying to build a government. They’re trying to build a nation. The Indians have no choice if they are going to survive but to try to defend that land. So you wind up with more war.”
Listen to the full story, broadcast 5/3/13 by BackStory with the American History Guys.