Native American History of New Hampshire: Beyond Boundaries, circa 1700-1850. The northern frontier of New England was a risky place during the Colonial Period. Maine was nearly lost due to a series of Indian wars. New Hampshire only succeeded in settling the coast and as the frontier moved inland, both settlers and Indians found that their cultures had changed. Another set of wars to wrest Canada away from the French gave rise to several attempts by the Indians to assert their autonomy and stewardship over the land. By the time of Ethan Allen Crawford, the New Hampshire frontier had become a place for reflection on a new relationship with the environment, and tourism into the mountains was born. David Stewart-Smith muses that as the "last" Indians died off in the 1830s, perhaps a legacy was born that would insure a place for the landscape and the spirit of the Indians in New Hampshire's future.
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