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Chapter: 376


More than half of the CRI expeditionary troops have not been withdrawn, but the expeditionary soldiers who have returned to the training camp of gaoshu tribe, plus those who have followed the stone bear before, now have nearly 1000 people.

Moreover, the two thousand recruits have been trained for a month. Although they are still lacking in discipline, they have been trained to operate muskets and grenades skillfully, no matter they are Musketeers or grenadiers.

So the stone bear didn't delay, leaving 300 expeditionary soldiers to go home to visit their relatives - these 300 expeditionary soldiers have just been withdrawn from the Cree nationality, they need to repair, and they need to enjoy family life with their families.

The battlefield is a bloody place. When fighting, you can't give up your head and blood. But once the war is over, if you don't relieve the pressure on the soldiers as soon as possible, the "war syndrome" often seen among the retired soldiers in later generations will be shown in the soldiers of the expeditionary army.

And going home to visit relatives is undoubtedly a good way to alleviate the probability of this "war syndrome". The company of relatives and friends can greatly weaken the mood of these soldiers who have just come down from the battlefield.

In addition, there are more than 500 veterans to follow, and the Powhatans are not strong masters, so stone bear is very generous to let the 300 veterans off.

Two strengthening regiments composed of 2000 recruits and more than 500 veterans followed the stone bear on the journey to Powhatan again.

The rise of the Powhatans was in the middle of the 15th century, accompanied by the decline of the powerful Shawnee.

Under the leadership of the Powhatan chieftain, who inherited the title of "Powhatan" before the 17th century, the Powhatans rose from a remote valley in the Appalachian Mountains, and spent decades fighting back the powerful Shawnee and plundering a large number of territories originally belonging to the Shawnee.

Finally, in the middle of the 16th century, the Powhatans reached their peak.

If we let the Powhatans develop smoothly, maybe the Powhatans can really develop into a large tribe to replace the Shawnees. But just then, they met the Cherokees who moved south.

Although the Cherokees were driven out of the Great Lakes region by the Iroquois and the delavais, the Cherokees, with a population of 60000 or 70000 at that time, were not comparable to the powatans with a population of 20000 or 30000.

The Cherokees who moved to the South were eager to find a foothold in the rich Appalachian Mountains, while the Powhatans at the peak of their uprightness would not allow the Cherokees to seize their own territory, so the war started between the two tribes.

Although the Powhatans had the advantage of favorable weather, location and people, the Cherokee river crossing dragon was so powerful that they fought two big battles in a row and ended in the defeat of the Powhatans.

At that time, chief Powhatan could only obediently send his territory to the Cherokees. Then chief Powhatan led his people and clans to move eastward to the east of Virginia, and United some small tribes in this area to form a Powhatan alliance to fight against the powerful Cherokees.

Later, at the beginning of the 17th century, the Mayflower brought the British colonists to Jamestown on the North Bank of the James River, from which it established the first British colony in North America.

Unfortunately, the first British colonists who came to the new world with the Mayflower in the 17th century and the subsequent colonists did not get the friendship of the Powhatans.

These newly landed British colonists, with blonde hair, blue eyes and white skin, looked like "white devils" in the eyes of the Powhatans at that time. Coupled with poor communication, the British colonists and the Powhatans had "the first battle of Britain - Powhatan". As a result, the Powhatans crushed the poor British colonists.

Although the Powhatans were beaten by the Cherokees, the English colonists in the early 17th century were not really their opponents.

Later, we all know that although the Powhatans won the first battle against the British colonists, the then chief Powhatans began to pity these unfortunate British colonists.

When chief Powhatan implemented the policy of appeasement to the British colonists, the British colonists began to gain a firm foothold in Jamestown, and took Jamestown as a springboard to land in the North American colonies on a large scale.

However, after the death of the last Powhatan chief, whose name was "Powhatan", his brother opachanakanu stole the position of Powhatan chief. Because chief opachanakanu, who had always been hostile to the British colonists, felt that the British had occupied the interests of the Powhatans, so by various coincidences, the Powhatans and the British broke out the "second British Powhatan war"!

Different from the first British Powhatan war which was crushed, in the second British Powhatan war, the British colonists who had established themselves in North America inflicted heavy losses on the Powhatans.

Although there are few British people, they have guns and even artillery in their hands, which greatly offset the disadvantage of the number.

Therefore, as time goes on, the Powhatans who used to have the advantage also lost the advantage they had before. The two sides had been in a stalemate, but in the end, the Powhatans could not hold on. Even the originator, opachanakanu, who had stolen the Powhatans' chief, became a real "charterer", and his own territory was leased to the British colonists

More than 100 years have passed since the end of the second British Powhatan war, and the Powhatans were assimilated by the British colonists.

Although the Powhatans still have a certain territory and many ethnic groups, they have almost become extinct now. Even the Royal Court of the Powhatans has no fixed place now.

Yes, today's Powhatans are more like nomadic tribes in the northwest.

Although the Powhatans still have more than 100 tribes, they are too scattered now.

After the stone bear led the expeditionary army over the Blue Ridge and rushed out of the blue ridge from the later Roanoke, the vast plain ahead was the territory of the Powhatans.

However, these originally belonged to the territory of the Powhatans, and now the British colonists have planted a lot of tobacco, corn, wheat and other crops.

Under such circumstances, Shi Xiong led the expeditionary army to push it all the way.

All the Englishmen on the road will be expelled from the battlefield. Stone bear also does not want to turn over with the British now, so it will not give the British a chance to turn over.

But once they meet the tribe of the Powhatans, they naturally accept it. Under the threat of powerful firearms, those Powhatans, as long as they want to live, must accept the fate of being conquered. Otherwise, those powerful firearms can make them want to die

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