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Metacomet's War: A Novel of King Philip's War

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Of all the wars fought in or by America, only one takes its name from a single person.

In 1675, when the English hold on New England was still fragile, one Indian, King Philip, organized the seperate Algonquin tribes into one powerful, military force with a single objective - to drive the English settlers back into the sea. King Philip's War almost did just that.

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Paperback, 156 pages
Published November 19th 2008 by iUniverse.com
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Mike Briggs
Metacomet’s War is a novelization of war in 1675-1676 New England. A war closely connected to Metacomet, otherwise known as King Philip, leader (sachem) of the Wampanoag, a tribe, or tribal nation of the somewhat loosely connected Algonquin (the Wampanoag itself is broken down into smaller sub-tribes with their own sachem’s/chiefs/leaders). Metacomet lead the Wampanoag, and as much of the Algonquin as he could persuade to follow him in his war against the English settlers. His chief mission was ...more
Michael
Aug 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable book. The fact the I grew up in Rhode Island and am a history buff have made the King Philip's War of great interest to me. Metacomet, or King Philip, as the English called him, was the sachem (chief) of the Wampanoag nation which was based in Monthaup (Mount Hope) or actually what is currently Bristol, RI. His father Massasoit was the sachem who aided the first pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, MA in 1620.
55 years later, his son Metacomet started a war to drive the English back into t
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