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King Philip
     

King Philip

by Robert Cwiklik, Nancy Furstinger (Editor)
 
King Philip's war is a powerful story of the first contact between European settlers and New England Indians. In the beginning, Chief Massasoit and the Wampanoag Indians befriended the pilgrims of Plymouth, joining them to celebrate the first Thanksgiving dinner. But over the years, relations between colonists and Indians grew sour. After a series of provocations,

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King Philip's war is a powerful story of the first contact between European settlers and New England Indians. In the beginning, Chief Massasoit and the Wampanoag Indians befriended the pilgrims of Plymouth, joining them to celebrate the first Thanksgiving dinner. But over the years, relations between colonists and Indians grew sour. After a series of provocations, Chief Massasoit's son Metacom, new chief of the Wampanoag (whom the colonists called 'King Philip'), felt honor bound to wage war on the colonists to drive them back across the seas. This conflict-known as King Philip's war-is, in a way, the first American revolution.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Sixty-five years after they gave thanks for the friendship and help of Chief Massasoit and his people, the English colonists beheaded the chief's son Metacom, whom they'd facetiously named King Philip. They sold his wife and son into slavery. Robert Cwiklik's dramatized account of Metacom and his war with the colonists reflects the misunderstandings, betrayals, lies and atrocities that marked most of the settlers' interaction with Native Americans. Mr. Cwiklik's riveting account, albeit with some "reconstructed" dialogue, thoughts and descriptions, is a good way to help young people understand how and why the two cultures clashed and one was virtually obliterated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780382097621
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
08/01/1989
Series:
Alvin Josephy's Biography of the American Indians Ser.
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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