The New England Gazetteer

By: John Hayward

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Book Details: 518 pages, (1839), 2006, xxii + 496 pp., paper, CC

518 pages, (1839), 2006, xxii + 496 pp., paper, CC

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King Philip's War began as an ambitious attempt by a number of Indian tribes to drive the English from the Connecticut Valley. Their reprisals stemmed from the Wampanoags' frustration with and resentment over English encroachments upon their land and refusals to honor various treaties. Starting in June 1675, the conflict quickly spread from the Wampanoag citadel of Mt. Hope (today Bristol, Rhode Island), Swansy, and other Narraganset strongholds to Deerfield and Northfield in western Massachusetts--where the Indians scored a number of major victories-and to various Connecticut river towns. Hostilities ensued until the Fall of 1677, although Philip himself was killed in July 1676. Probably several thousand persons on both sides died in the conflict.

This account of King Philip's War was compiled originally in 1712 by Thomas Church, the son of Colonel Benjamin Church, a leader of the New England forces. It was subsequently edited and annotated by the noted 19th-century Indian scholar, Samuel G. Drake.

Title: The New England Gazetteer

Author: John Hayward

Categories: New England,

Publisher: CC: (1839)

ISBN Number: 0806351632

ISBN Number 13: 9780806351636

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 518 pages, (1839), 2006, xxii + 496 pp., paper, CC

Seller ID: 9736-102