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King Philip's War 1675-1676
King Philip's War 1675-1676
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Dedham, MA : Bride Media International, 2005.
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1 videodisc (26 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert
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Title on disc label and container: History of King Philip's War
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Originally produced as a videocassette in 2000.
Examines the causes and effects of America's first great Indian War, King Philip's War, which lasted from June of 1675 until about August of the following year, and involved most of what is now New England. Based upon the best-selling book, "King Philip's War: America's Forgotten Conflict" by Eric Schultz and Michael Tougias, it was the bloodiest war per capita in this country's history. By 1675, friction between the Wampanoag Tribe of Southeastern New England and the English colonists had reached the boiling point. On June 20, Metacomet, the great Wampanoag chief, known as King Philip to the English, ordered an attack on the settlement at Swansea, Massachusetts, precipitating a war that destroyed his tribe and nearly bankrupted the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies. When the war ended in 1676 with the death of Philip, 3000 Native Americans and 800 English had been killed, a staggering mortality given the population of that time. Includes location footage at Plymouth Plantation, reenactment of war scenes, and detailed maps and illustrations.
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