Apr 20, 2021
King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict
Posted by Eric B. Schultz Michael J. Tougias

At the Pilgrim s 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 the New England s settlAt the Pilgrim s 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 the 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.At once an in depth history of this pivotal war and a guide to the historical sites where the ambushes, raids, and battles took place, King Philip s War expands our understanding of American history and provides insight into the nature of colonial and ethnic wars in general Through a careful reconstruction of events, first person accounts, period illustrations, and maps, and by providing information on the exact locations of than fifty battles, King Philip s War is useful as well as informative Students of history, colonial war buffs, those interested in Native American history, and anyone who is curious about how this war affected a particular New Engl

  • Title: King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict
  • Author: Eric B. Schultz Michael J. Tougias
  • ISBN: 9780881504835
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • King Philip s War The History and Legacy of America s Forgotten Conflict At the Pilgrim s first Thanksgiving in 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

    Troy

    Exhaustively researched, a terrific record of the first conflict for survival between European settlers and American Indians Lacks any real narrative direction, reading like a laundry list of dates, historical figures, battle records, and such Eventually, I found myself just reading around, looking for places I knew and people who seemed interesting Still, a terrific record of an important time in American history.


    Kevin

    This book was okay I was hoping for of a historical narrative, but it focused on locations, trying to find them, retrace steps, where each house used to be located, etc I think it accomplished what the author intended, but I wasn t engaged by the focus on connecting modern locations to what used to be here during King Philip s war.


    Amanda

    Part history of a large scale conflict in colonial New England, part travelogue of the important sites Also includes some 1st person accounts of the period, which are fascinating.


    Andrew Brozyna

    I presume the majority of people choosing to read about King Philip s War 1675 76 do so out of an interest in local history As evidence of this, the authors on this conflict appear to all be New Englanders My schooling in Pennsylvania completely skipped the subject We were taught about the landing of the Pilgrims one generation before King Philip s War , then we jumped ahead 150 years to the American Revolution I wonder if school kids in New England learn anything about it I suspect not It rathe [...]


    Michael

    The best book I ve read of several on the subject of the war waged by King Philip, the Native American Sachem in New England, whose bloody outbreak against the Early English Colonists in New England brought about the end of his people in that part of the world It also nearly ended the New England Colonies This was a little known and and most destructive war ever waged between Native Americans and English Settlers per capita in American History The fact that the war was instigated by the son of M [...]


    Bryan Alexander

    I came to this book in appalling ignorance, knowing nothing of King Philip s War I didn t study much American history after high school and am trying to correct that now , and this was a blank Eric B Schultz and Michael J Tougias do a great job of filling it in.This book is split, Gaul like, into three parts First is a short narrative history of the conflict, starting from its roots in decaying English native relations in the mid 1600s through the war s various endings and aftermath.Next comes a [...]


    Joshua Horn

    I found this book to be pretty badly organized It begins wit ha summary of King Philip s war, which has some interesting parts, but was rather hard to follow It also was a little to pro native than what I got from other sources Then it has sections on each area in which the war was fought, and gives information for visiting the sites But the second section has a lot of historical details that the first does not, making getting a cohesive history of the war from this book extremely difficult The [...]


    Karin Feeney-Cass

    As a New Englander, I ve found this book to be a great resource It has been wonderful to be able to read about the locations of events in King Philip s War in depth and particularly to take advantage of Schultz s hard work in finding the sites, often with directions for the modern day tripper The maps and photographs of sites are indispensable and help bring history to life It s a great volume for the armchair or driver s seat historian.


    Paul Cane

    Interesting commentary on the early history of the European settlers in New England and their relationship with the indigenous population Neither side emerges covered in glory in this sad tale Since the descendants of many of these n er do wells still reside in and around Plymouth MA, yet another reason to avoid that dreary town.


    Patricia O'Sullivan

    This was a fabulous resource for battle information I used it to write a historical fiction novel about King Philip s War called Legend of the Dead Legend of the D


    Jack Perreault

    A theroughly researched book on the King Phillip s war Most of the events in the book occur in New England making doubly interesting to anyone who resides there This book corrects many of the myths surrounding King Phillip and the English colonist.


    Christopher Daley

    Great read on King Philip s War but what I really liked was how the authors pinpointed historical locations enabling the reader to actually go and visit these locations


    Connie Nichols

    Comprehensive survey of a war ignored by American History books


    Jason Potrzeba

    Along with presenting some great material to study this book also provides many maps and acts as a great guidebook to making it easy to locate and visit many points of interest.


    Pam

    This is a book I would recommend to anyone, who likes history King s Philip s War is basically totally forgotten today, but it had such a huge impact on the development of the Northeast.


    Larry

    very detailed, although a bit ponderous


    Sean Andrew Mcgann

    a colorful historic read about one of the first major war between indians and massachusett settlers, i drove out to some of the places that battles took place and took pictures of landmarks for it


    Colin

    Essential to my understanding of the place where I grew up.


    Mary Jo

    Very easy reading for a historical account I enjoyed it.


    Mark Everette

    Describes the history of King Philip s war in the 1600s including the attack and burning of the town of Simsbury, CT.


    Charlie Newfell

    3.5 Solid short account of the almost forgotten war in early New England History.



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