The conflict that historians have called King Philipas War still ranks as one of the bloodiest per capita in American history. An Indian coalition ravaged much of New England, killing six hundred colonial fighting men (not including their Indian allies), obliterating seventeen white towns, and damaging more than fifty settlements. The version of these events that has come down to us focuses on Plymouth and Massachusetts Bayathe colonies whose commentators dominated the storytelling. But because Connecticut lacked a chronicler, its experience has gone largely untold. As Jason W. Warren makes clear in Connecticut Unscathed, this imbalance has generated an incomplete narrative of the war. Dubbed King Philipas War after the Wampanoag architect of the hostilities, the conflict, Warren asserts, should more properly be called the Great Narragansett War, broadening its context in time and place and indicating the critical role of the Narragansetts, the largest tribe in southern New England. With this perspective, Warren revises a key chapter in colonial history. In contrast to its sister colonies, Connecticut emerged from the war relatively unharmed. The colonyas comparatively moderate Indian policies made possible an effective alliance with the Mohegans and Pequots. These Indian allies proved crucial to the colonyas war effort, Warren contends, and at the same time denied the enemy extra manpower and intelligence regarding the surrounding terrain and colonial troop movements. And when Connecticut became the primary target of hostile Indian forcesaespecially the powerful Narragansettsathe colonyas military prowess and its enlightened treatment of Indians allowed it to persevere. Connecticutas experience, properly understood, affords a new perspective on the Great Narragansett Waraand a reevaluation of its place in the conflict between the Narragansetts and the Mohegans and the Pequots of Connecticut, and in American history.90. 91. 92. 93.94.Lee, aFortify, Fight, or Flee, a 722. Starkey describes this tactic as envelopment with a ahorseshoe formation.a European ... Order, Connecticut War Council to Talcott, 15 July 1676, Wyllys, Papers, 247. Naumec ... It also published FM 3-90.12 on acombined arms gap crossings, a which includes rivers. For theanbsp;...
|Author||:||Jason W. Warren|
|Publisher||:||University of Oklahoma Press - 2014-09-04|