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King Philip's War

Why were the colonials successful in King Phillip's War? Be sure to include the major personalities and events related to the subject.

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King Philip's War

King Philip's War refers to an armed conflict between colonists in New England and the Native Americans of the region of the Wampanoag tribe. Their leader, known as Metacom or Pometacom is referred to by the English as 'King Philip', hence the term. The armed conflict lasted from June 1675 to August 1676. Pometacom became 'sachem' - the paramount chief of the Wampanoag and related tribes including the Nipmuck, Podunk, Narragansett and the Nashaway. The colonists traded with the natives because they needed supplies, they preached to them and competed for resources with them, including the most important resource - fertile territory. Since colonialization, conflict had always been part of the tension but the treaty with former sachem Massasoit, Metacom's father allowed for 'peace' of over 50 years. But those years saw encroachment of colonial territories further inland, pushing back native populations and forcing them to give up former lands and territories to colonists. When Metacom took over ...

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The solution is a 790-word narrative that provides a discussion of the 1675-1676 Colonial conflict known as King Philip's War. What is it about? What led to it? What was the outcome? These are among the questions provided answers to by this concise solution. A word version is attached for easy printing and download. references have been listed for further exploration of the topic.