The French made peace with, and enlisted the help of, several Native American tribes
CREDIT: Four Native American Indians of New France (Canada): two men at top in war attire, with shield, bow, and arrows; mother holding paddle and nursing infant; and men clothed for winter, wearing snowshoes. From Champlain, Samuel de, Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France. Paris : C. Collet, 1619. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.