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1783 Treaty of Paris (border) Did not include a single reference to Aboriginal Nations who had fought in the conflict.

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"The Thirteen Colonies moved toward an outright breach with the British in the 1770s...Soon both were competing to recruit Aboriginal allies. Throughout the American Revolutionary War, Aboriginal military power in the Great Lakes area became a major consideration for British military leaders in the northern theatre. The major diplomatic efforts were directed at the League of Six Nations Iroquois, which had largely remained neutral in European conflicts since 1701. Although the League attempted to maintain its neutral stance, it was dragged into the conflict...Warriors from both the Iroquois League and the Seven Nations of Canada were instrumental in holding up a rebel offensive against a weakly defended Canada in the autumn of 1775. The delay forced the Americans to prolong their campaign over the winter and ultimately to face defeat at the gates of Quebec City. 

For the next five years, Britain’s Aboriginal allies... participated in a series of campaigns and raids against the border settlements of New York and Pennsylvania. Little quarter was given on either side... Britain’s Aboriginal allies won two of their most notable successes – Sandusky and Blue Licks – .... Aboriginal peoples also suffered fearsome losses. The homelands of the Iroquois League were devastated by an American punitive campaign in 1779..."

"... the terms of the 1783 Treaty of Paris.....established a new
international border between Britain's North American possessions and
her former colonies. Negotiated in Europe by European and American
statesmen, this treaty did not include a single reference to the
Aboriginal nations who had participated in the conflict, although it
ceded the lands of those who had been allied with Britain to the new
American republic. As an officer of the Indian Department reported to
London, the Indians rightfully felt betrayed by the terms of the
… [Aboriginal People] look upon our conduct to them as treacherous and cruel: they told me they never could believe that our King could pretend to cede to America what was not his own to give … 
"Some of the Aboriginal peoples who had been allied with Britain
elected to remain in the new American republic.... As soon as the
restraints stipulated in the Royal Proclamation of 1763
and the Treaty of Fort Stanwix of 1768 were removed, 
the attitude of the American government was that those nations who had
fought for Britain during the war were conquered peoples and their
territory was forfeit. American officials imposed severe treaties on
the Iroquois still resident in the United States, forcing them off their
traditional land onto reservations."
(All quotes from the Governement of Canada, National Defence and Canadian Forces Website)
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