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Fighting Metacomet: King Philip's War

GEORGE POLLY (POLLEY) King Philip's War was fought in New England between 1675 and 1676. Beginning after a period of increasing tensions, King Philip's War saw King Philip (Metacomet) lead a Native American alliance against English settlers and other Native Americans. King Philip's War ended after King Phlip was killed in August 1675 though some skirmishing continued.

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King Philip's War, sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom's War, Metacomet's War, or Metacom's Rebellion, was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–76. The war was the single greatest calamity to occur in seventeenth-century Puritan New England.

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Metacomet (ca. 1639 – August 12, 1676), also known as King Philip or Metacom, or occasionally Pometacom, was a war chief or sachem of the Wampanoag Indians and their leader in King Philip's War, a widespread Native American uprising against English colonists in New England.

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Philip's War: America's Most Devastating Conflict by Walter Giersbach King Philip's War (1675-76) is an event that has been largely ignored by the American public and popular historians. However, the almost two-year conflict between the colonists and the Native Americans in New England stands as perhaps the most devastating war in this country's history. One in ten soldiers on both sides were wounded or killed. ..For some reason Americans have chosen to forget about this War.

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Throughout the winter of 1675-76, Native Americans attacked and destroyed more frontier settlements in their effort to expel the English colonists. The spring of 1676 marked the high point for the combines tribes when, on March 12, they attacked Plymouth Plantation. They attacked three more settlements: Longmeadow(near Springfield), Marlborough, and Simsbury. The Nine Men's Misery in Cumberland, RI where Ct. Pierce's men were tortured and the Capital Providence burned to the ground on March…

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Metacomet (ca. 1639 – August 12, 1676), also known as King Philip or Metacom was a war chief or sachem of the Wampanoag Indians and their leader in King Philip's War.

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The colonists prevailed in King Philip's War, but the cost was tremendous. It would be more than two decades before all of the devastated frontier settlements could be reoccupied, and longer still before they began further expansion in the West. The New England Native Americans had been decimated to the extent that their impact on future events would be almost nonexistent.

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