Pequot War facts for kids
|Part of the American Indian Wars|
A 19th-century engraving depicting an incident in the Pequot War
|Commanders and leaders|
|Sachem Sassacus||Captain John Underhill
Sagamore Wequash Cooke
The Pequot War (1634-1638) was fought between the Pequot tribe and settlers of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies. The settlers were helped by Native American groups including the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes. Hundreds of people were killed, and hundreds more were sold as slaves in the West Indies. At the end of the war, about 700 Pequots had been killed or captured. The others were forced off their lands and into other areas.
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Engraving depicting Endecott's landing on Block Island
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