The Pequots in Southern New England, 198: The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation (Civilization of the American Indian #198) (Paperback)

The Pequots in Southern New England, 198: The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation (Civilization of the American Indian #198) By Laurence M. Hauptman, James D. Wherry, William T. Hagan (Foreword by) Cover Image
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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 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806125152
ISBN-10: 0806125152
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 1993
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Civilization of the American Indian