Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
The King Philip's War (1675-1678) was the largest conflict of 17th-century New England and resulted in mass casualties to both Native nations and English settlers. Underlying the conflict was the English drive towards colonizing Native lands, but in this insightful presentation, we'll go beyond the usual facts and figures to hear individual people's stories. We'll visit people at every level of early New England's hierarchies: from Puritan merchants to Harvard-educated Native scholars to Indigenous women leaders, we'll see how their status played a role in their decisions. We'll also hear the dramatic saga of the captive Mary Rowlandson in this fascinating talk on the origin, conflicts, resolution, and legacy of King Philip's War.