Some of the conflict and cooperation between french 1st people and french English for traders include the fur trade. When the Europeans arrived, nations were eager to trade fur for other tools such as metal knives, pots, and needles, among others. However, competition and border disputes led to warfare between the French and the British. The first people knew the waterways and travel routes while the English had tool. Overall, alliances and trade were mutual since it benefited the Europeans and the first nations.