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THE GREAT INDIAN WAR, OF 1675
OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS AT THE EASTWARD,
IN 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696, AND 1704.
BY THOMAS CHURCH, ESQ.
TO EXPLAIN THE SITUATION OF THE PLACES OF BATTLES, THE
PARTICULAR GEOGRAPHY OF THE RAVAGED COUNTRY
AND THE LIVES OF THE PRINCIPAL PERSONS
ENGAGED IN THOSE WARS.
Containing an account of the treatment of the natives by the
ers, the settlement of N. England by the forefathers, the Pequot
War, narratives of persons carried into captivity, anecdotes
of the Indians, and the most important late Indian
wars to the time of the Creek War.
BY SAMUEL G. DRAKE.
SECOND EDITION WITH PLATES.
The unexampled achievements of our fathers should not be forgotten.
What wars they wag’d, what seas, what dangers past,
What glorious empire crown’d their toils at last----.CAMOFNS.
EXETER, N. H.
PUBLISHED BY J. & B. WILLIAMS
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Metacom, or "King Philip" as he was known to the English, was a son of Massasoit, the Wampanoag sachem who figured so prominently in the Pilgrim Thanksgiving story. King Philip's War (1675-1676) was a searing and tragic event in Native American/Colonial relations. It killed an estimated eight hundred English and dozens of towns were destroyed and abandoned. The Indians of Southern New England fared even worse; over three thousand died out of an estimated population of twenty thousand. Hundreds more who did not flee to the north and west were captured and sold into slavery, including Philip's own wife and son. Next to Philip himself, Captain Benjamin Church is among the war's most famous participants. His history, edited by his son, remains one of the best-known contemporary accounts of King Philip's War.
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"History of Philip's War"
| publisher J. and B. Williams
| author Samuel G. Drake (1798-1875)
| author Thomas Church (1674-1746)
| date 1834
| location New Hampshire
| height 6.5"
| width 3.75"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Books/Non-fiction
| accession # #L99.122
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