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King Philip's War

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Great Swamp Fight Memorial, South Kingston, Rhode Island


King Philip's War (1675-1676)


  • King Philip's War, also known as Metacom's War or the First Indian War, was an armed conflict between English colonists and the American Indians of New England in the 17th century.


  • It was the Native-American's last major effort to drive the English colonists out of New England     



 Cross-Link to Peskeompskut Massacre or Battle of Great Falls


Peskeompskut Masscre or Battle of Great Falls (May 19, 1676)




King Philip's War and the "Sudbury Fight" from the Sudbury Massachusetts Senior Center.





 King Philip's War- Crash Course


  • Crash Course video about the basics of the King Philip's War 


Video about the causes and effects of King Phillip’s War 


Map from Sowams Heritage Area


Metacom Relates Indian Complaints about the English Settlers, 1675



  • Here is a link to an article about a woman during and after King Philip's War


  • For a summary of the war, click here. The video is 17 minutes but is very informative and provides great guidance. 


  • Here is an interactive website to help learning about the war. 




 Weetamoo, Female Pocasset Wampanoag Chief

Who? Weetamoo

Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets// Discussion Guide

A Severe and Proud Woman She Was: Mary Rowlandson Lives Among the Indians, 1675


Women in King Philip's War- A book about Weetamoo, the female Algonquin Chief who fought against the early English settlers. 



Go to American Indian Women from Teachinghistory.org for a broader view of women in indigenous societies


  • Clan matrons selected men to serve as their chiefs, and they deposed chiefs with whom they were dissatisfied


  • Men were generally responsible for hunting, warfare, and interacting with outsiders, therefore they had more visible, public roles. Women, on the other hand, managed the internal operations of the community. They usually owned the family’s housing and household goods, engaged in agricultural food production and gathering of foodstuffs, and reared the children. 

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