After King Philip's War: Presence and Persistence in Indian New England

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Colin Gordon Calloway
UPNE, 1997 - History - 268 pages
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The 1676 killing of Metacomet, the tribal leader dubbed "King Philip" by colonists, is commonly seen as a watershed event, marking the end of a bloody war, dissolution of Indian society in New England, and even the disappearance of Native peoples from the region. This collection challenges that assumption, showing that Indians adapted and survived, existing quietly on the fringes of Yankee society, less visible than before but nonetheless retaining a distinct identity and heritage. While confinement on tiny reservations, subjection to increasing state regulation, enforced abandonment of traditional dress and means of support, and racist policies did cause dramatic changes, Natives nonetheless managed to maintain their Indianness through customs, kinship, and community.

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I found this to be a well-considered collection of articles related to this period of New England history. The book provides an excellent approach to a more comprehensive study. It also is valuable ... Read full review

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Very informative ~ just what I was looking for. It is a collection of pieces on the subject of the "disappearance" of Native people from our region after 1676. It really challenges our assumptions and ... Read full review


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Colin G. Calloway is Professor of History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. His many books include New Worlds for All (1997) and The American Revolution in Indian Country (1995). He has also edited North Country Captives (1992) and Dawnland Encounters (1991).

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