King Philip (Metacom)

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Metacomet (also known as King Philip and Metacom, l. 1638-1676) was chief of the Wampanoag Confederacy between 1662-1676, best known as the leader of Native American forces during the conflict known as King Philip’s War (1675-1678) during which the Wampanoags and their allies fought the English immigrants in an effort to preserve their land and way of life.

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  • 1638 - 1676
    Life of King Philip (also known as Metacom) of the Wampanoag Confederacy.
  • 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.
  • 12 Aug 1676
    Battle of Mount Hope; King Philip (Metacom) is betrayed and killed.
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