I do not see why the they shouldn't call it a victory, as you Americans often did when you beat a bunch of tribesmen with bows and arrows think they were called American Indians.
C'mon, you can do better than that! I guess you glanced over the "modern military" portion of my statement? However...if in a subliminal way, you are comparing contemporary French military capability to that of colonial America, I might be inclined to accept that!
Now, about "the evil white man taking the natives' land" sad song you seem to be tuning up for...that's a whole other thread! And if you decide to start that one, be sure you tell me which notable nations don't have a history of conflict over territory.