King Philip's War

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Capture Of King Phillips Fort
Capture Of King Phillips Fort
King Phillips Memorial
King Phillips Memorial

King Philip's War (Metacom's War) was a war between Native Americans and English colonists. King philip's war was fought between 1675 and 1676 in the area of the United States that is now New England.

When the Pilgrims left England, they came to live in Massachusetts near the Indians. As more Puritans arrived, they needed more land. This caused the Puritans to take Indian land. Metacom, or "King Philip" as he was called in English was the leader of one of the larger Indian tribes. He was angry that the Puritans took Native lands. He brought together a force of Indians and attacked the Puritans. The Natives and Puritans fought a small war, and the Indians lost. King Philip was killed, along with about 3,000 other Indians. 500 Indians were also taken prisoner and made slaves.