King Philip's War

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King Philip’s War (also known as Metacom’s War, 1675-1678) was a conflict in New England between a coalition of Native American tribes organized under the command of Metacom (also known as King Philip, l. 1638-1676), chief of the Wampanoag Confederacy and the English immigrants who had colonized Native American lands.

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  • 1675 - 1678
    King Philip's War in which thousands are killed as the Native Americans try to defend their land and way of life from increasing European colonization of the Americas.
  • 24 Jun 1675
    Native Americans attack Swansea Colony in first strike of the war.
  • 12 Sep 1675
    Battle of Bloody Brook; 57 out of 79 colonists killed.
  • 19 Dec 1675
    Great Swamp Fight; Colonists attack Narragansett stronghold, killing over 600, mainly women and children; Narragansetts then join war.
  • 10 Feb 1676
    Lancaster Raid; Mary Rowlandson taken captive.
  • 21 Apr 1676
    Sudbury Fight; last Native American victory of the war.
  • 12 Aug 1676
    Battle of Mount Hope; King Philip (Metacom) is betrayed and killed.
  • 1677 - 1678
    Native American tribes continue King Philip's War without their leader.
  • 1678
    Treaty of Casco ends King Philip's War in a colonial victory over the Native American tribes.
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