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    For 50 years the settlers and Native Americans in New Hampshire maintained friendly relations. Even when most of New England was involved in King Philip’s War (1675-1676) between settlers and native people led by the Wampanoag chief PHILIP, New Hampshire native groups tried to remain neutral. But as white settlements increased, so did tensions. The Europeans introduced livestock that often ruined crops in the Native Americans’ fields, and disputes arose over access to traditional hunting and fishing grounds. For New Hampshire, by far the most destructive raids of the wars occurred in King William’s War (1689-1697). When Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac, arrived in 1689 to begin his second term as governor of Canada, he sent out three war…

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    gave his speech “Eulogy on King Philip” in 1836, the Pequot Indian presented a group of New Englanders with evidence of the group’s own betrayal of the Indian people at a time when, elsewhere in the country, Andrew Jackson and his government brutally expelled thousands of Cherokees and other tribes from their homelands. Apess needed to remind these white Americans of their ancestors’ own participation in the Indians’ downfall. His account of King Philip’s War, meant to serve as this reminder,…

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    Leaving behind two children and one daughter who sadly perished in the infamous Indian raid. She is most famous for her spiritually autobiographical captivity narrative, a true historical account of Native American captivity which became a bestselling novel during the 17th century. Mary’s writing style propelled this popular subject matter to heights by driving home the concept of colonial racial superiority. Her importance to history comes from the aftermath of King Philip’s War (aka Metacom’s…

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    Metacom succeeded his father in 1662 and reacted against the European settlers' continued encroaching onto Wampanoag lands. At Taunton in 1671, he was humiliated when colonists forced him to sign a new peace agreement that included the surrender of Indian guns. King Philip's War started when officials in Plymouth Colony hanged three Wampanoags in 1675 for the murder of a Christianized Indian, Metacom's alliance launched a united assault on colonial towns throughout the…

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    colonies after being accrued by the monarch or royal rule. Because of the colony’s tie to a sovereign nation, more immigrants moved to royal colonies, such as in the case of New York when eleven thousand immigrants from France, Britain, and New England joined the measly nine thousand original colonists. These royal colonies were able to gain the support and aid of the crown and all of its resources. Proprietary colony: A proprietary colony is a colony led by proprietors, specifically English…

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    Seeds of Colonial Unity and Independence The New England Confederation was set up in 1643 It was made of 4 colonies, which held the main goal of defense. The colonies were Puritan only C. Confederation was weak but, it was a large step toward American unity. 2) Colonies were allowed to be semi-autonomous commonwealths. 3) Charles II intended to make his control over the colonies stricter He was surprised to find how independence had begun in the American colonies Massachusetts’…

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    slowing raising to the top. People from all over Europe began migrating to the new land called New England looking for many different opportunities. From religion, to jobs, and even for land to claim. Now before all of these people started coming, there upon the wilderness of the new land lived these “savages” as the European like to call them. Today we know them as the Native Americans. The Europeans began taking over the new world and kept pushing the Indians to side. Eventually, the Natives…

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    Mary Rowlandson was a settler in the Americas during the early periods of colonization of America. She lived in Massachusetts, in a small unprotected border town called Lancaster. Rowlandson, like many other settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was a Puritan. Rowlandson was the daughter of a wealthy land-holder in the Massachusetts colony, and eventually settled in Lancaster. Her husband was the minister of the parish in Lancaster, and as a result she lived a very public life. However, the…

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    Further similarities in the captives’ narratives is the harsh punishments they saw dealt out against others and against themselves that helped countered the peaceful natives narrative that was propagated by other writers. Mary’s strong will often led to her clashing with her masters, and this resulted in them leaving her with threats of violent action or simply taking away the few privileges that she held dear in captivity. Her begging for food was seen as distasteful by her masters who tell…

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    In reading the narrative written by Mary Rowlandson, it details her time in captivity during the Metacom 's War. During the reading, Mary often talks about her Puritan faith; and how it gets her through the horrific ordeal she endured, how she felt about the Indians, and what type of person Mary becomes in after she has returned home. In the end, Mary returns to her native land and we determine if she is a changed person or would she be considered a white English Christian. In the beginning,…

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