King Philip’s War

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MayflowerHarborMayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) (Caption and Photo credit: Wikipedia)

King Philip is Metacomet, a Wampanoag

Massasoit = Wampanoag chief or sachem
Pokanotet = a tribe belonging to the Wampanoag confederacy
Wamsutta = Alexander (Massasoit’s 1st son)
Metacomet = Philip (Massasoit’s 2nd son)

In my last post, dated 16 September 2015, I mentioned King Philip’s War. One is tempted to think King Philip was a European monarch. He wasn’t. Philip is the name adopted by Metacomet or Metacom (c. 1638 – 1676), to which the English attached the word King. Philip was the second son of Wampanoagchief (sachem)Massasoitwhohad five children. Hisfirst son was Wamsutta, renamed Alexander.

Massasoit_statue_plymouth_2007 Statue ofPokanoket leaderMassasoit Ousamequin in Plymouth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1024px-Tribal_Territories_Southern_New_EnglandTribal Territories in Southern New England(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abenaki (Maine) (Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie)
Narragansett (Rhode Island)
Nauset (“Cape Cod fishhook”)

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Bernard-Anselme and Joseph d’Abbadie: Sons of a Different Mind

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Baron de Saint-Castin by Wiliam H. Lowe, 1881, Museum Archives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Baron de Saint-Castin by William H. Lowe, 1881, Wilson Museum Archives(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Baron’s Sons: Bernard-Anselme & Joseph

Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie de Saint-Castin had several children, most of them born to Pidianske, one of the daughters of Abenaki chief Madokawando. Two are known to historians and to the curious: Bernard-Anselme d’Abbadie (1689 – 1720) and Joseph d’Abbadie(active 1720 – 1746).

Both sons continued to fight the English, which had been their father’s mission, but did so in what appears a less aggressive manner. Jean-Vincent participated in King Philip’s War (1675 -1678), a conflict which was a response to attacks on New England settlers by Amerindians. Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie had played an active role in these attacks. King Philip’s War decimated the Amerindian population of New England. Of a total of 3,400 men, only 400 Amerindians survived, but on Britain’s side, of a total of 3,500, 2,900 men survived.

Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie did fulfill his responsibilities…

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