Connecticut Unscathed

Connecticut Unscathed

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The conflict that historians have called King Philipa€™s 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 Baya€”the 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 Philipa€™s 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 colonya€™s comparatively moderate Indian policies made possible an effective alliance with the Mohegans and Pequots. These Indian allies proved crucial to the colonya€™s 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 forcesa€”especially the powerful Narragansettsa€”the colonya€™s military prowess and its enlightened treatment of Indians allowed it to persevere. Connecticuta€™s experience, properly understood, affords a new perspective on the Great Narragansett Wara€”and 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, a€œFortify, Fight, or Flee, a€ 722. Starkey describes this tactic as envelopment with a a€œhorseshoe formation.a€ European ... Order, Connecticut War Council to Talcott, 15 July 1676, Wyllys, Papers, 247. Naumec ... It also published FM 3-90.12 on a€œcombined arms gap crossings, a€ which includes rivers. For theanbsp;...

Title:Connecticut Unscathed
Author:Jason W. Warren
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press - 2014-09-04


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