King Philip's War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty

King Philip s War was the most devastating conflict between Europeans and Native Americans in the 1600s In this incisive account, award winning author Daniel R Mandell puts the war into its rich historical context.The war erupted in July 1675, after years of growing tension between Plymouth and the Wampanoag sachem Metacom, also known as Philip Metacom s warriors attackKing Philip s War was the most devastating conflict between Europeans and Native Americans in the 1600s In this incisive account, award winning author Daniel R Mandell puts the war into its rich historical context.The war erupted in July 1675, after years of growing tension between Plymouth and the Wampanoag sachem Metacom, also known as Philip Metacom s warriors attacked nearby Swansea, and within months the bloody conflict spread west and erupted in Maine Native forces ambushed militia detachments and burned towns, driving the colonists back toward Boston But by late spring 1676, the tide had turned the colonists fought effectively and enlisted Native allies while from the west the feared Mohawks attacked Metacom s forces Thousands of Natives starved, fled the region, surrendered often to be executed or sold into slavery , or, like Metacom, were hunted down and killed.Mandell explores how decades of colonial expansion and encroachments on Indian sovereignty caused the war and how Metacom sought to enlist the aid of other tribes against the colonists even as Plymouth pressured the Wampanoags to join them He narrates the colonists many defeats and growing desperation the severe shortages the Indians faced during the brutal winter the collapse of Native unity and the final hunt for Metacom In the process, Mandell reveals the complex and shifting relationships among the Native tribes and colonists and explains why the war effectively ended sovereignty for Indians in New England This fast paced history incorporates the most recent scholarship on the region and features nine new maps and a bibliographic essay about Native Anglo relations.
King Philip s War Colonial Expansion Native Resistance and the End of Indian Sovereignty King Philip s War was the most devastating conflict between Europeans and Native Americans in the s In this incisive account award winning author Daniel R Mandell puts the war into its rich histo

  • Title: King Philip's War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty
  • Author: Daniel R. Mandell
  • ISBN: 9780801896286
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “King Philip's War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty”

    1. A really solid piece of history which delves into the multifaceted and far reaching forumlative struggle of northeastern colonial history.

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