King Philip, Indians New England, Narragansett discussed on The Political History of the United States


Them. Simply, put if you were an Indian you fought on the winning side, the best you could realistically hope for was a reduction in your land. If you were on the losing side slavery and death or your new reality. The NARRAGANSETT were in a bad place following the end of the war. The English. Ambush the NARRAGANSETT had been devastating. So. Many other people had died that tribe would never fully recover. The English would see nearly all of their lands and reduce them to a smallholding in Rhode Island. Finally for the WOMP, No AG, the tribe that had been so instrumental in the early years of Plymouth and the trend that had been at the center of this war saw their lands also substantially reduced. Those not killed or sold into slavery would be under constant surveillance and over the next century would largely begin to simply assimilated into the English culture in Rhode Island. Though little would ever be done to restore their labs back in Lenin. There was more than a little bit of shock at the incredibly harsh treatment that the colonists imposed on the Indians New England. King Philip's war was already unpopular in London. Harsh settlements following the war and the poor treatment of the Indians did nothing to make the home islands feel better about New England's place in the empire something that we are going to be discussing a lot more depth here just a few weeks from now. And while the war was over many of the colonies in the south. The final thing that we are going to look at this week is that last group, of Indians up in Maine who would maintain hostilities until sixteen seventy eight when the final peace was agreed upon officially ended the war. As we have discussed before King Philip's war was diffuse in nature. Just, because we refer to it as King Philip's war and he is certainly the most well known figure, his system of alizes was just never that strong. More realistically, what occurred was a general Indian. Even with Philip at the middle of a loose confederation. This means that we heard that when the war in the south ended following Philip's death not everybody just went home and quit fighting. It did for the tribes in the southern part of new. England bakes to bail out on the water in the early summer months of sixteen, Seventy six. None of them, the forces necessary to really fight anymore and the condition on the ground was rapidly deteriorating. However up in Maine that really was not the case main of his point was far more sparsely populated than what we think of throughout the rest of New England and it had generally been spared the worst of King Philip's war. However to say that, he'd been spared the worst of the war is not to say that the war did.

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