Category Archives: Wampanoag

The 1637 Pequot War

One of the great things about blogging is that you get the opportunity to learn.  One of our subscribers, Steve, send me a note and said that he considered King Philip’s War to be the final war, not the first … Continue reading

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Harvard University’s Indian College

In 1665, Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard University. Cheeshahteaumuck, of the Wampanoag tribe, came from Martha’s Vineyard and attended a preparatory school in Roxbury. At Harvard, he lived and studied in the Indian College, … Continue reading

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The Wampanoag

Recently, a subscriber sent me this wonderful excerpt.  I’ve published it below, intact, but then it made me wonder what more we know about these people being described. TRADITIONS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS: BY JAMES ATHEARN JONES. IN THREE … Continue reading

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King Philip’s War

King Philip’s War was sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom’s War, or Metacom’s Rebellion and was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England, English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–76. The war is named after … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Indians in the Revolutionary War

Each state in the DAR Forgotten Patriot’s book is arranged separately.  Quite a bit of history of both African and Native Americans relative to the war is given.  About 1700 total people of color were found to have served out … Continue reading

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