Battlefields of the Pequot War

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The Pequot War is one of the most significant events in early Colonial history, yet remains poorly understood.  Several Battlefield Archaeology projects supported by the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program have uncovered new evidence about the English attack on the Pequot fortified village at Mystic on May 26, 1637, and the English retreat following the battle. Join Kevin McBride as he presents the results of the recent, and still ongoing, battlefield surveys in Mystic and Groton.


Dr. McBride is a professor of anthropology at UConn and Director of Research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. He has conducted archaeological research in northeastern North America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Portugal.


tom October 25, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Let me guess it has something to do with evil white racists and is George Bushes fault.
Milaina October 25, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Tom, It sounds as though you've been the unfortunate recipient of misinformation and biased accounts. After reading the article on the website link, it appears that this is will likely be about military tactics and the political tension between the indigenous people in the area, resulting in more native - on - native warfare than whites vs. natives. Perhaps you might give these folks a chance to educate us all and help remove the tension and hate that obviously still exists without bashing their efforts.
tom October 25, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Sorry you didn't get the joke based on the politics of today. I thought for sure the blame it on Bush was a dead give away on its humorous intent. IF I was going to bash these people and jump to truly stupid and fact less assaults I would have generalized it as a liberal conspiracy to re-write history about the innocence of the humble peaceful Pequot peoples and the savagery of the White god fearing colonists. My only knowledge of that war was the one history channel episode that gave me the impression they brought it on themselves by the way the interacted with all the peoples living in and around the area. I'm happy to see more light being shed on this subject. But thank you for wanting to point out my ignorance.


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