"king Phillip's war"...
isn't that where the descendants of the pilgrims wiped out the descendants of the Indian tribe that kept their ancestors alive?
Personally, I never knew about King Philip's War until a week ago; it was not taught in school. Did your school teach about it?
What I find particularly interesting is the lack of a balanced account from both sides. To be sure, both sides got slaughtered, but while the colonists were creating written record, the natives were not. Consequently, it could very well be that the battoegrounds, themselves, are the best primary sources we have.
Thanks for the photo and stories.
GMD52 - I have an ancestor that probably was with your Coddington. He's Samuel Wilbore and he was kicked out of Plymouth Colony for expressing his religiouis belief with roger Williams. He and 17 others purchased what later became Rhode Island ! Yes. all of Rhode Island...
Portsmouth Compact - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Samuel Wilbore "He, with seventeen others, fled to Providence; and, being advised by Roger Williams, they purchased of the Indians the Island of Aquidnic (now Rhode Island), to which place he removed his family early in 1638. These eighteen persons formed a colony by solemn compact, March 7, 1638 (History of Rhode Island)."
I also have Van Ettens, which came to America in 1636, etc.
I actually located the location of the battle after years of looking. I confirmed it as the location as it is surrounded by State of Rhode Island "No Trespassing signs". It is very difficult to get to.