The Pequot War (Google eBook)

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1996 - History - 219 pages
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An analysis of the Pequot War (1636-1637), a pivotal event in New England colonial history. After years of peace, Puritan settlers mounted a brutal assault on the Pequot Indians of Connecticut. This book refutes claims that the settlers acted defensively to counter a Pequot conspiracy.
  

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

A very readable discussion of an early war between the Puritans and the Pequots of Connecticut and Massachusetts, which virtually exterminated the Pequots. This was not one of the Puritans' finest moments...nor were later attempts to justify Puritan actions. Read full review

Contents

Preconceptions and Misperceptions
13
Wampum Pelts and Power
49
Pequots and Puritans The Origins of the Conflict
69
The Pequots Humbled
122
The Pequot War and the Mythology of the Frontier
168
Notes
179
Index
215
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Page 16 - It is recorded in scripture, as a mercy to the apostle and his shipwrecked company, that the barbarians showed them no small kindness in refreshing them, but these savage barbarians, when they met with them (as after will appear), were readier to fill their sides full of arrows than otherwise.

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Alfred A. Cave is professor emeritus of history at the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.

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