Note: Many of my clients are scholars and researchers seeking specific information related to their field of interest. For their convenience I include the following details directly from this book. Historical Subject Matter Discussed in this Book (Partial Only, See Full Contents Below): New England Indian War King Philips War Pequot War French and Indian War Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Hampshire Maine Wampanoag Nipmuck Narragansett Iroquois Mohawk Benjamin Church Pilgrims Plymouth Hannah Dustin Schenectady Schuyler Deerfield Lovewells Fight Massacre Fort Meigs River Raisin Tecumseh Acushnet Agamenticus Agawam Capt John Alden John Alden William Alden Alderman, the Indian who killed Philip Death of Alexander or Wamsutta Samuel Allen Thomas Allen John Allerton Isaac Allerton Capt John Almy Andover Capt Elisha Andros Sir Edmund Andros Annawan or Annawon Annawons Rock Aponaganset Major Samuel Appleton Aquidneck Arrowsike or Arrowsic Arruhawikwabemt Assawomset or Assawompset Asuhmequin or Ousamequin a. Massasoit Aubert carries off natives Awashonks Thomas Baker Lieut Baker killed Barlows Columbiad Sam Barrows Capt Bean killed Beard killed Capt Beers killed Capt Andrew Belcher Mr Belcher wounded Governor Bellomont Sergeant Bennet Capt Benython Lieut Berry killed John Billington Capt Blin Mr A Bliss Bomazeen killed Capt Bourne Peter Bowen Capt Bracket Major Bradford Mr William Bradford Governor Bradstreet Stephen Braton William Brewster Bridgewater, Mass. Jarman Bridgway or Bridgeway Richard Britterige Capt Brocklebank killed Brookfield, Mass Capt John Brown James Brown Peter Brown Gershom Bulkley Bulls garrison John Bump Capt Butler Canonchet, captured and killed Canonicus killed Corporal Canton taken Governnor John Carver Baron de St Castine Caughewaga Robert Cawley John Chamberlain Capt Champlain Chelmsford, Mass Chignecto James Chilton Capt Chubb Sergeant Chubb killed Benjamin Church Deacon Benj Church Charles Church Caleb Church Capt Constant Church Edward Church Joseph Church Thomas Church Capt William Clark Governor Clark Lieut Clark Clarks garrison Clarks Island Cocheco Gov William Coddington Col.
Cole Capt James Cole Dr Benjamin Cole Conestogoe massacre Contoocook Capt James Converse Capt John Cook Elisha Cook Francis Cook John Cook Isaac Cousins killed John Crackston Governor Cranfield Gov John Cranston George Croghan Mr. THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT INDIAN WAR, OF 1675 AND 1676, Commonly Called Philips War. Also of the Old French and Indian Wars From 1689 to 1704. With Numerous Notes and an Appendix. Published in 1852 by Silas Andrus & Son, Hartford.Illustrated with reproduction of the 1772 edition title page. I HAVE SOME GREAT OLD INDIAN BOOKS THIS WEEK.
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Pages are clean, except for one page which has what looks like an ink quill signature at the top and a remnant of wax seal. No torn or loose pages.
Bookplate opposite title page signifying this rare book once was part of a New England college library collection of Americana. This rare 1852 book chronicles the exploits of Benjamin Church, the most famous Indian hunter in New England history.At the outbreak of King Philips War in 1675, Captain Church was recruited to lead a party of soldiers in pursuit of the Wampanoag sachem, Philip. For the next year, Church hounded Philip throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, nearly capturing him on several occasions, only to watch his quarry slip away at the last moment. Finally, in the summer of 1676, Churchs combined band of English soldiers and friendly Indians tracked Philip into a swamp and shot him dead, effectively ending the war in southern New England. Church was unique among the many captains who hunted Philip. Before the war, he enjoyed a long and respectful friendship with the Indians. When war broke out, he found himself in the unenviable position of having to hunt down Indians whom he had known for years. In this narrative, there is a real sense that Church appreciated the tragedy of the war and the demise of a people he had come to know and respect. Church witnessed some of the most historic moments in the war, all described in this book. After the Wampanoags initial attack, he and his men came upon a ghastly display of seven English heads impaled on sticks by the roadside. He also led the first party of soldiers into Philips country of Sowams only days after the attack on Swansea, where they came under enemy fire and narrowly escaped.
Church was also one of the officers who participated in the attack on the swamp fort of the Narragansett Indians in December of 1675, which came to be known as the Great Swamp Fight. Months later he captured Philips wife and son, and finally brought down Philip himself. Church supervised as Philips body was drawn and quartered, after the English tradition. Churchs effectiveness was largely due to his understanding of the Indians skulkingmethod of warfare a technique alien to the English military. He was not daunted by the thick swamps and forests the Indians used for hiding places.
He also advocated the use of employing friendly Christian Indians as guides an idea that many commanders resisted based on their distrust of all Indians. Captain Church kept notes and papers relating to his actions and tactics during King Philips War. These formed the basis for this book, which was written by Churchs son, Thomas. Churchs career as an Indian fighter continued well after King Philips War.Over the next 28 years, Church led five New England raiding parties into Maine and Canada against the French and the Indians. These exploits are also described in this book. The first edition of this book was published in 1716 in Boston. This 1852 edition is based on a 1772 edition published in Newport, but is greatly enlarged by the addition of extensive notes and appendices compiled by the renowned historian and antiquarian Samuel G.
This edition includes numerous extracts from contemporary documents and four engraved plates. Drakes extensive notes also provide a wealth of additional information about the people and places cited in the text.In order to give you the most accurate description of this book, I have provided some helpful details below. I hope youll take a few moments to have a look. The Life of Colonel Church. Part One The Entertaining History of Philips War, Which Began in the Year 1676, with the Proceedings of Benjamin Church, Esq. Part Two The French and Indian Wars in Newengland, Between the Years 1689, and 1704; Being a Further Account of the Actions in the More Late Wars against the Common Enemy and Indian Rebels, in the Eastern Parts, Under the Command of the Aforesaid Captain Benjamin Church. Some Account of the Early Voyages to, and Settlements in North America, and the Treatment of the Indians by Those Voyagers. Origin of the Settlement of New England. Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth.
History of the Pequot War. The Bold Exploit of Hannah Dustan. Schuylers Expedition, and Other Events. Ravages of the Eastern Indians.
Massacre of the Conestogoe Indians in Pennsylvania. Troubles with the Indians in the Late War with England: Affair of the River Raisin Defence of Fort Meigs Battle of the Moravian Towns, and death of Tecumseh. Names & Places Include: Acushnet Agamenticus Agawam Capt John Alden John Alden William Alden Alderman, the Indian who killed Philip Death of Alexander or Wamsutta Samuel Allen Thomas Allen John Allerton Isaac Allerton Capt John Almy Andover Capt Elisha Andros Sir Edmund Andros Annawan or Annawon Annawons Rock Aponaganset Major Samuel Appleton Aquetneck Aquidneck?Arrowsike or Arrowsic Arruhawikwabemt Assawomset or Assawompset Asuhmequin or Ousamequin a. Massasoit Aubert carries off natives Awashonks Thomas Baker Lieut Baker killed Barlows Columbiad Sam Barrows Capt Bean killed Man named Beard killed Capt Beers killed Capt Andrew Belcher Mr Belcher wounded Governor Bellomont Sergeant Bennet Capt Benython Lieut Berry killed John Billington Capt Blin Mr A Bliss Bomazeen killed Capt Bourne Peter Bowen Capt Bracket Major Bradford Mr William Bradford Governor Bradstreet Stephen Braton William Brewster Bridgewater, Mass. Remember folks, this is an 1852 original. This book is 165 years old.
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