The Indians of the Nipmuck Country in Southern New England, 1630-1750: An Historical Geography

The Indians of the Nipmuck Country in Southern New England, 1630-1750: An Historical Geography

by Dennis A. Connole

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786429530
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/09/2007
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Retired teacher and media specialist Dennis A. Connole spent 32 years in the Worcester school system. He is the author of three books and numerous scholarly articles and lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface 1

List of Illustrations 5



1 Introduction: The Indians and the Country 7

2 The Pequot War of 1637: Nipmuck Involvement 26

3 Early Contact with the English 43

4 The Weaker Tribes Seek Protection 58

5 Colonial Authorities Go to the Aid of the Nipmucks 70

6 Early Missionary Work 84

7 Missionary Work Revived: “the business about land” 102

8 Conflict in English and Indian Attitudes Regarding Land Ownership: The Story of John Wampas 122

9 Nipmuck Land Transfers and Settlement by the English Prior to 1675 138

10 The Nipmucks Go to War 159

11 The Spring Campaign of 1676 183

12 Peace Negotiations: Philip and the Nipmucks Part Company 198

13 Dispersal of the Nipmuck Tribes 214

14 Disposal of the Remaining Lands in the Nipmuck Country 232

15 Conclusions 254



Notes 269

Bibliography 291

Index 299

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