Pequot War


The Pequot War (1636-1638) was a conflict between the Native American Pequot tribe and the English immigrants who had established settlements in New England between 1620-1630. The immediate cause of the war was the murder of two English traders, Captain John Stone (d. 1634) and John Oldham (l. 1592-1636), allegedly by the Western Niantic tribe, allies of the Pequot.

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  • 1636 - 1638
    The Pequot War; John Winthrop presides over policy concerning the massacre and enslavement of the Pequot tribe.
  • 26 May 1637
    Mystic Massacre in which over 700 Pequots are killed, mostly women and children, by English colonists.
  • 21 Sep 1638
    The Treaty of Hartford ends the Pequot War and divides spoils among victors.