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King Philip's Indian War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict
     

King Philip's Indian War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict

by Eric B. Schultz, Michael Tougias (Joint Author), Michael J. Tougias
 
At the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving in 1621, chief among the honored guests was Massasoit, the sachem of the Wampanoag. Half a century later Massasoit's son, King Philip, had been shot at the end of a bloody two-year conflict. The war began as a skirmish between the Wampanoag and the English on the frontier of Plymouth colony and ended with many of New England's

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At the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving in 1621, chief among the honored guests was Massasoit, the sachem of the Wampanoag. Half a century later Massasoit's son, King Philip, had been shot at the end of a bloody two-year conflict. The war began as a skirmish between the Wampanoag and the English on the frontier of Plymouth colony and ended with many of New England's settlements reduced to ashes. As many as 800 colonists were killed, but the Native Americans suffered even greater losses in their pivotal struggle against the colonists. Devastated by disease and famine, the native peoples of southern New England were violently removed from their ancestral homelands. Three hundred years later, their fight for justice has been all but erased from the history books.

King Philip's War details the history and lasting legacy of this brutal war, which marked a crucial turning point in the battle for control of land in the New World. Both an in-depth history and a guide to the sites where the great ambushes, raids, and full-scale battles took place and can still be seen today, King Philip's War provides invaluable insight into this dark and formative period of America's past.

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Floyd Largent
The book is superbly researched, well annotated, and written in a lively, entertaining style. It makes a fine addition to the canon of colonial American history.
American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881504347
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.19(d)

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