Why did several American Indian tribes support the British during the American Revolution? A) They supported the British because they hoped that a British victory would keep colonists off their land. B) They supported the British because the Declaration of Independence neglected to mention Indian lands. C) They supported the British because the British ensured American Indians their rights if they helped fight against the colonists. D) They supported the British because they believed the colonists had deliberately infected their tribes with smallpox.
Some of the American Indian tribes fought and sided with the Americans during the American Revolution. However, the majority of the American Indian tribes sided and fought with the British during the American Revolution. They only did this because the British said they would keep the encroaching Americans off of their land. However, the British lied to the American Indians. The correct answer is A.