During the so-called French Era (c.1700-1763) of European colonial expansion into North America, the power of the Iroquois Confederacy declined, and other tribes began to move into the Ohio Country. French traders began to build trading posts in the region and dominated the fur trade with American Indians in the Northeastern part of the country. As a result of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) and the Treaty of Paris (1763), England acquired all French possessions in North America, including the Ohio Country.
- Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.