The British Parliament Passes The Quebec Act

Great Britain officially closed the area of the Northwest Territories to European settlement by the Proclamation of 1763, which arose as part of the British desire to have peaceful relations with the Shawnee and other tribes in the region.

On June 22, 1774, the British Parliament passed the Quebec Act, which annexed this region to the province of Quebec. The act was referred to as one of the Intolerable Acts leading to the American Revolution.

The British made peace with the Americans in the Treaty of Paris (1783), through which they ceded vast Native American territories to the United States without informing the Native Americans, leading immediately to the Northwest Indian War. The United States initially treated the Native Americans who had fought with the British as a conquered people who had lost their lands. Although many of the Iroquois tribes went to Canada with the Loyalists, others tried to stay in New York and western territories and tried to maintain their lands. Nonetheless, the state of New York made a separate treaty with Iroquois and put up for sale 5,000,000 acres (20,000 km2) of land that had previously been their territory. The state established a reservation near Syracuse for the Onondagas who had been allies of the colonists.