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On this day in 1637, colonists in Connecticut massacred an entire village of Pequot Native Americans, killing 500 women, children & elderly, burning the village to the ground & firing on anyone who attempted to flee the blaze. #MysticMassacre
The massacre was an example of early American colonists’ willingness to wage ‘total warfare’ against Native Americans, making no distinction between civilians and soldiers. Most of the Pequot warriors were away when their village was massacred & the victims were mainly civilians.
During the “Pequot war”, US colonists massacred two more Pequot villages. Most of the surviving Pequot were sold into slavery and some were dispersed as captives to the victorious tribes assisting the colonists.
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1/ Inspired by @bobplain, here is an #OTD in #RhodeIsland history: On this day, December 19th, in 1675, a ​major ​battle ​in #KingPhilipsWar took place known as ​the ​#GreatSwamp​Massacre. This fight ​topped ​any previous ​brutality ​by ​English ​soldiers ​in ​colonial ​wars...
2/ ...​prior like #PequotWar & #KieftsWar. ​Formally ​neutral ​in the ​war ​in ​early ​1675, ​the ​#NarragansettIndians' territory ​had ​served ​as ​a ​safe ​haven ​4 ​wounded #Native​American, ​mostly #Wampanoag, ​soldiers ​fighting ​in ​the ​conflict. ​The #UnitedColonies...
3/ ...(aka #MassachusettsBay, @Plimoth, #Connecticut & #NewHaven) ​demanded ​the ​#NarragansettIndians ​turn ​over ​these ​combatants, but the natives delayed any formal response. ​John ​Easton, in his "A Relation of the Indian Warr" ​wrote ​that ​soon ​after ​this ​refusal...
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