The Cherokee helped the British fight againts the French and their Indian allies
Promised supplies the Cherokee took horses from Virginia settlement
Virginia settlers murdered 30-40 Cherokee Indians, which leads to the Cherokee attacking settlements in the area
The chiefs of the Cherokee nation were taken hostages in hope of peace, this upset the tribes. The Cherokee attacked the fort where the chiefs were kept, killing the commander. The chiefs were killed as a result.
The Cherokee attacked surrounding settlements in a result the British and the settlers fought against the Cherokee. The Cherokee were unsuccessful and lost the war.