The French and Indian War was the name given to the North American theater of the Seven Years War, between England and France. The war was fought from 1754 to 1763, and the "tug-of-war" resulted in a British victory of the continent.
The French and Indian War involved British, French, and Native American forces, fighting over North America. The name itself represents the major forces that the British faced during the war, however the Iroquois nation became an essential ally of the British to win the war
The British were able to win the war the due to their financial advantage over the French. As the Seven Years War raged on, the French were unable to keep up with the massive British spending.