Most Abenaki Indians became French allies between 1745 and 1760, but in effect it was English policy that ultimately drove them into this alliance. While the Western Abenakis were generally reliable allies, French officials were repeatedly frustrated by their limited influence over the Eastern Abenakis and by the restrained reaction of these Indians to English provocations. Eastern Abenakis became reluctant French allies.
Ghere, David L.. "Eastern Abenaki Autonomy and French Frustrations, 1745-1760." Maine History 34, 1 (1994): 2-21. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol34/iss1/2