Pequot War 1637 – Battle between Native Americans and English – 1634 AD – 1638 AD

The Pequot War was fought between the years 1634 to 1638 in New England (the East Coast of US). The war was fought between Pequot Tribe of New England and the English People of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies. The English people were also supported by the enemy tribe of Pequot namely Narragansett and Mohegan. Pequot people were supported by Dutch, who were enemies and trade competitor with the English people.

Pequot War 1637 - Battle between Native Americans and English - 1634 AD - 1638 AD

Pequot War 1637 – Battle between Native Americans and English – 1634 AD – 1638 AD

Outcome of  Pequot War

The outcome of war was disastrous for Pequot people who lost almost every territory near present day southeastern Connecticut. Almost seven hundred Pequot people were killed. Rest of the tribe members were sent for slavery in West Indies and other Caribbean regions. These people could not gain their old economic and social prestige in their region till the 20th century.

Pequot War Map 1634 AD

Pequot War Map 1634 AD

Reasons of  Pequot War

The main reason for eruption of war was the fur trade that was conducted by Pequot and Mohegan tribes. These tribes had some sort of rivalry and trade conflicts. One more reason for war was English people were destroying Pequot cattle crops and hunting grounds. They started developing settlements deep inside the continent and were expanding their territory.

The tribes were getting hostile by this move of English. War was bound to begin and the catalyst event that started the war was the murder of John Oldham who was an English Smuggler by Pequot tribe. Governor John Endicott declared war on May 1637 he attacked the villages of the tribe near the mystic river killing hundreds of children rest of them were sold in Bermuda.

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