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In the babel of languages that resulted, Gaelic was just one of many tongues. S. ”71 In such contexts, claims for a special affinity between a particular nation and Native Americans usually do not stand up to close scrutiny. Within each national group, individuals’ characters, experiences, and attitudes affected relations with outsiders, as did the circumstances in which they met. The French earned a reputation for cultivating good relations with Indian peoples, but they did so largely because they had to.

21 Clan chiefs had little allegiance to a Scottish nation or a common Highland cause; they acted according to personal rivalries, clan loyalties, and the ebb and flow of political fortunes. The inhabitants of the Western Isles and of Ulster shared a common culture of herding, seafaring, and warring, and western clan chiefs enjoyed closer relations with allies in Ireland than with the king in Edinburgh. Clans who supported the Scottish crown likely as not saw it as an ally against rival clans; clans who withheld support often did so because rival clans offered it.

Campbell had been sent to Glencoe with 150 men ten days earlier and had enjoyed MacDonald hospitality, but he carried out his orders. Thirty-eight MacDonalds were killed, and more died of exposure in the snow. Three hundred escaped. ”34 *** The Treaty of Union with England in 1707, by which the Scottish parliament merged with the English parliament at Westminster, has been a source of controversy for three hundred years. Tainted with allegations—and evidence—of bribery and corruption, it benefited Scotland’s political classes and brought Lowland merchants and ports into the empire and the burgeoning commerce of the Atlantic world.

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