Battles and wars across the Americas increased with the arrival of Europeans. These new settlers brought new weaponry, tactics, and a desire to claim territory for their own. At various points, the European colonists found themselves in conflict with the Indigenous populations, as well as with other colonists and rulers across the Atlantic. This section will point to some of the materials related to this time of military conflict prior to the "Shot heard 'round the world" that kick-started the American War of Independence and the local conflicts in Louisiana.
Listed below are some recommended catalog key terms for searching for information relating to military history before the American War of Independence. Full steps on how to use these key terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Listed below are some recommended subject headings for searching for information relating to military history before the American War of Independence. Full steps on how to use these subject terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Cherokee Indians -- Wars, 1759-1761.
Fort Rosalie (Miss.)
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1600-1750.
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815.
Louisiana -- History -- Pictorial works.
Natchez (Miss.) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Natchez Indians -- Wars, 1729 -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763
A few of the collections held by LSU Libraries Special Collections are listed below. Additional collections may be found utilizing the subject headings listed in the sections above.
Books and other published materials