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American Military Genealogy & History
King Philip's War
King Philip's War was named after King Philip, chief of the
Wampanoag Indians. The war began when the English
executed three Native Americans for murder. It involved
several Native American peoples and all the New
England colonies before the tribes were defeated.
King Philip's War is sometimes called Metacom's War or Metacom's Rebellion
Read the King Philip's War books
King Philip's War : The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict by Eric B. Schultz, Michael Tougias
After King Philip's War : Presence and Persistence in Indian New England
(Re-Encounters With Colonialism)
by Colin G. Calloway (Introduction)
Visit Other King Philip's War Sites
° King Philip's War
° King Philip's War in New England
° Edward Randolph's Description of King Philip's War (1685) The report of Edward Randolph, Emissary to King James II
King Philip's War Battles
- Middleborough and Dartmouth (July 8)
- Mendon (July 14)
- Brookfield (August 2)
- Lancaster (August 9).
- Deerfield, Hadley, and Northfield (September)
- Battle of Bloody Brook (near Hadley) September 18
- Springfield (October 5)
- Hatfield (October 16)
- Medfield, Millis
- Plymouth Plantation
Who was King Philip?
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- Benjamin Church - Church, Benjamin Church, Benjamin, 1639–1718, New England colonial soldier in King ...
- Josiah Winslow - Winslow, Josiah Winslow, Josiah, c.1629–1680, American governor of Plymouth Colony, b. ...
- Massasoit - Massasoit Massasoit , c.1580–1661, chief of the Wampanoag. He was also known as Ousamequin ...
King Philip's War Genealogy & History
° Bloody Brook List of the Dead