From Ohio History Central
The Treaty of Paris (1783) formally brought the American Revolution to a close. England recognized the independence of the United States. In addition, the United States secured all of the land east of the Mississippi River except for British possessions in Canada and Spanish territory in Florida.
The Native Americans of the Ohio Country took no formal part in the treaty negotiations. England made no effort to protect their native allies from the Revolution in the treaty's terms. Despite this, the British did not abandon the Native Americans. They continued to trade guns and other European manufactured goods for native furs. The English hoped that the Indians, with English weapons, would stop the further westward expansion of the newly independent Americans.
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