Coureurs de Bois
The Coureurs de Bois were French woodsmen, who adapted their dress and lifestyle to the at times harsh North American climate. The Coureurs de Bois trapped for fur especially beaver They learned the trades and practices of the Native Americans who inhabited there.
As well as acting as scouts the Coureurs de Bois operated alongside the Native Americans as irregular infantry. Both Coureurs de Bois and Native Americans has a significant advantage of the regular British soldier until later in the war when the British deployed irregular troops of their own.