Destruction of a Pequot Village in Connecticut 1637

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 00:00

H-Net Review:  http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=14277

"This village is Aquascogoc--most likely the first Native village to be torched by the English, but soon to be followed by a Pequot village in Connecticut, torched by the men of the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1637."

"On May 26, 1637, a military force under John Mason and John Underhill, attacked the Pequot village located near New Haven, Conn. The village was destroyed and over 500 Indians killed. The Pequot leader, Sassacus, was captured on July 28. Many of Sassacus' tribesmen were captured during the war. The captives were sold in the West Indies as slaves. Sassacus was executed by the Mohawks, a tribe that fought on the side of the English. The few Pequots who were able to escape the English, fled to surrounding Indian tribes and were assimilated. The Pequots, once a powerful Indian nation, was destroyed." from http://www.colonialwarsct.org/1637.htm

Year
1637
Month
05
Day
26
Location
Mystic
State
Region
Perpetrator
Victim
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