United States, Apple, King Philip discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class


I found it. Troubling in to put it mildly. Yeah let's talk about how entertaining it is that all this suffering happened massacres and horrible. Thank you yeah. It's a non delightful. Yeah so essentially. Somebody's collection of his dad's war stories became how people thought about the framing of this war for centuries afterward one of the things that was really challenging about this episode. Was that because it was a war that went on for as long as it did and ranged among multiple colonies and and and territory that wasn't held by any particular colony at that point like the allot went on and so there were all kinds of moments that we did not talk about In terms of specific time line of the thing which is always challenging. When there's something as big as an entire war yeah well. It's it is tricky because as you said most of the narratives we have of it are written from the white colonial perspective Who it comes up in. The episode are trying to fit indigenous culture into the models that they know and understand from Europe in terms of how a monarchy worked in terms of like to them. This idea of all of these different tribes was probably very confusing and they just want to lump them together under an indigenous man who they chose to caulking Phillip Like there are a lot of of pretty obvious. Check boxes of evidence of Lake. They did not understand these people and we're trying to and as a consequence. There's almost no way that the reality of this situation was captured in the writing that we have from the the colonists perspective yeah and I think a lot of people may imagine. These colonies were kind of isolated from the indigenous nations. That were around them but really all of these had become so interconnected over basically a generation. This was happening. Essentially a generation after the mayflower arrived but the everything had become so interconnected in terms of all the various indigenous nations and their existing networks and then the colonies becoming part of those networks That there are historians who interpreted not as a war between indigenous people and a the colonies but as a civil war among all of these people who were living in the same place in this very interconnected but still somewhat separate collection of societies. You can as I said at the end of the episode. There are so many books on this. You could spend years reading all kinds of different books and interpretations on King Philip's War. It's one of the things that highlights to me. How sometimes people imagine history is like a recitation of facts when really like their interpretation and analysis of all those things that are happening and people have interpreted Various aspects of the king full of King Philip's were very differently from one another In the modern era not just going back to the sixteen hundreds and seventeen. Hundreds of. You're interested so many books you could read so thanks again for joining us. On this Friday you want to write to US history. Podcast IHEARTRADIO DOT COM. And we'll talk to you again soon. Stuffy missed in history classes the production of iheartradio. How stuff works for more podcasts. For my heart radio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows everyone I'm Steven Hyden Jordan. Runtaugh join us. We availa new music podcast rivals. It's a look back at famous music robberies at the past every week Jordan I will explore new rivalry delving into all the details about our beloved musical. Icons coup just can't seem to get along with their fellow legends. We'll debate each other about who deserves half the upper hand in these classic conflicts. You remember the biggest beast from music history and hopefully become aware of some. You didn't know. Join US on rivals. A new podcast from IHEART radio debut on February twenty six. Listen to follow the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Wherever you listen your favorite podcasts..

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