king Phillips war

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    I live in RI. one mile from the GREAT SWAMP were the great fight took place, were REV. BENJAMIN CHURCH defeated the NARRAGANSETT'S. can any one direct me to a history of this great war?
     
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    I just LOVE this site here!

    http://www.snowshoemen.com/churchscompany
     
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    WKD, the face book page you sent me to is not available. Flint62Smoothie,that is a great site, snowmen. i am going to ear mark it in my favorites. guys thanks for getting back to me on my request. what kind of guns were used in that time frame? i thought that i was the only one interested in KING PHILLIPS WAR.
     
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    Here is a good book on it. I through it was a good read. Also in kindle form
    King Philips War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten War. by Eric Schultz
     
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    History holds that he burned down my home town in Connecticut while watching from the top of a local mountain. He pretty much burned down the entire Farmington Valley of Connecticut. Don't know much else, sorry.
     
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    Sorry you couldn't get on the facebook page, try a direct lookup from facebook. The photo is of a friend who is a King Philips reenactor 18192978_1870640163148893_1003876688453452764_o.jpg with a 1680s musket I built for him
     
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    Book, FLINTLOCK and TOMAHAWK, by Douglas Edward Leach
     
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    WKD,wow!!what a picture, it belongs on a calendar!!.I am going to save it. any more please pass them along.
     
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    nhmooes, I just purchased the book, cant thank you enough!.it sounds like great reading on a subject I am very interested in.. also the book dealer suggested ASK NO QUARTER, it is also on KING PHILIPS WAR, ever heard of it? any good?
     
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    WKD, is the musket a flintlock? can't tell.it looks like a fish tale or club but.
     
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    Looks to be an English doglock ... yes, in flint.
     
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    flint62smoothie, thanks. I would have thought that they would have still been using matchlocks in the fight on DEC 16TH 1676. perhaps both were still being used? I will find out when I read the two books.
     
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    juice jaws, thanks' for the info on the book you listed. I have ear marked it.
     
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    is any body else from RHODE ISLAND?
     
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    Toot, Glad you brought up this topic. I grew up in Newport, RI but haven't lived there in over 40 years. Back in the day we were taught about local colonial history in grade school, including King Phillips War. It seldom gets the attention of later struggles but I always thought it sounded interesting. Time to add a few more books to my collection about colonial and early American history. There are several books on Amazon about it. Have to do some research about which ones are better.

    Jeff
     
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    BullRunBear, great to hear from you. well first off RI. hasn't changed since you left 40 yrs ago. yes KINGS PHILLIPS WAR isn't even taught in history anymore.it like the KOREAN WAR is the the forgotten war!. but if you read about it is t is great reading and decided the fate of an indigenous peoples! all sold off in NEWPORT, as slaves, his wife and children sent off to the west indies I believe. back when I went to school it was still taught, now at 74+++, it is unheard of and for me it is a little foggy. I have gotten a wealth of reading to do.
     

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