King Philip's War Timeline
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.
Treaty of Casco ends King Philip's War in a colonial victory over the Native American tribes.