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King Philip's War

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posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 02:07 AM
For those of you about to enjoy an idealistic thanksgiving, remember to give thanks to Massasoit and the Wampanoags for teaching our European ancestors to grow food, as it was because of them that we were able to survive.

Please take the time to review King Philip's War, as it was a turning point in our alliance with the Wampanoags and a great tragedy brought about by the colonists' firm belief in Christianity:
From wikipedia:

King Philip's War, sometimes called Metacom's War or Metacom's Rebellion,[1] was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–1676. The war is named after the main leader of the Native American side, Metacomet, Metacom, or Pometacom, known to the English as "King Philip".[2] It continued in northern New England (primarily on the Maine frontier) after King Philip was killed, until a treaty was signed at Casco Bay in April 1678.[3]

According to a combined estimate of loss of life in Schultz and Tougias' King Philip's War, The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict (based on sources from the Department of Defense, the Bureau of Census, and the work of Colonial historian Francis Jennings), 800 out of 52,000 English colonists (1.5%) and 3,000 out of 20,000 Native Americans (15%) lost their lives due to the war. Proportionately, it was one of the bloodiest and costliest wars in the history of North America.[4] More than half of New England's ninety towns were assaulted by Native American warriors.[5]

King Philip's War was the beginning of the development of a greater American identity, for the trials and tribulations suffered by the colonists gave them a national and group identity separate and distinct from subjects of the English Crown.[6]

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 05:52 AM
Thanks for the reminder! King Phiilip's war did set the tone for the future expansion westward of white settlers in the CONUS. Compare their treatment with how the french trappers dealt with the Native peoples in Canada.
We have continued that sad tradition of conquest to this day and still hold on to our sense of moral superiority in spite of the reality of death and destruction we leave behind in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

I agree with that statement fully. The sooner the US stops policing the world, the better. Where were the WMD's? We were duped because of a colonialist element in the gov't.

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