Insignia

Society of Colonial Wars

in the State of Ohio

Ohio Society of Colonial Wars
:: Colonial Wars

1675 - 1676

   ||    King Philip's War aka First Indian War, Metacom's War, Metacomet's War, or Metacom's Rebellion   ||    English and Native allies vs. Natives

King Philip's War erupts in New England between colonists and Native Americans as a result of tensions over colonist's expansionist activities. The bloody war rages up and down the Connecticut River valley in Massachusetts and in the Plymouth and Rhode Island colonies, eventually resulting in 600 English colonials being killed and 3,000 Native Americans, including women and children on both sides

June 24, 1675The Wapanoag, under King Philip, attack the Rhode Island village of Swansea, initiating a series of bloody and enormously successful Native attacks on New England settlements that will continue for nearly a year.
Dec. 16, 1675In the "great Swamp Fight" 1,000 New England troops commanded by Plymouth Colony Governor Josiah Winslow rout a force of 3,000 entrenched Narragansett warriors.
Aug. 12, 1676King Philip is surrounded and killed at Mount Hope; largely ending the war in southern New England. In New Hampshire and Maine, the Saco Indians continue to raid settlements for another year and a half.
April 12, 1678Treaty Signed at Casco Bay ends the conflict.

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