• Title: The Pequots in Southern New England: The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation
  • Author: Laurence M. Hauptman James D. Wherry William Thomas Hagan
  • ISBN: 9780806125152
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Pequots in Southern New England The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation Before their massacre by Massachusetts Puritans in the Pequots were preeminent in southern New England Their location on the eastern Connecticut shore made them important producers of the wampum
    Before their massacre by Massachusetts Puritans in 1637, the Pequots were preeminent in southern New England Their location on the eastern Connecticut shore made them important producers of the wampum required to trade for furs from the Iroquois They were also the only Connecticut Indians to oppose the land hungry English For those reasons, they became the first victimsBefore their massacre by Massachusetts Puritans in 1637, the Pequots were preeminent in southern New England Their location on the eastern Connecticut shore made them important producers of the wampum required to trade for furs from the Iroquois They were also the only Connecticut Indians to oppose the land hungry English For those reasons, they became the first victims of white genocide in colonial America.Despite the Pequot War of 1637, and the greed and neglect of their white neighbors and overseers, the Pequots endured in their ancestral homeland In 1983 they achieved federal recognition In 1987 they commemorated the 350th anniversary of the Pequot War by organizing the Mashantucket Pequot Historical Conference, at which distinguished scholars presented the articles assembled here.

    One Reply to “The Pequots in Southern New England: The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation”

    1. Well-researched history of an important tribe that was annihilated by the British because they were too successful as traders. It's a book to have on your history shelf.

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