Updated: 1/22/2020
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  • The story of Metacom
  • Who is Metacom?
  • How is he known?
  • By: Damarius Allen
  • Application of GRAPES: GEOGRAPHY
  • The land is destroyed
  • King Philip was born probably at the tribal village of the Wampanoag Indians at Mount Hope, R.I. His father, Massasoit, sachem (chief) of the tribe, took his two sons to the Plymouth settlement and asked that they be given English names; the elder son was renamed Alexander, and the other was called Philip.
  • Application of GRAPES: ACHIEVEMENTS
  • One of the bloodiest conflicts between colonists and Native Americans was known as King Philip’s War. It started when Native American ruler Metacom led an attack on colonial villages throughout Massachusetts.
  • Was his impact more positive or negative
  • Philip's war saw 12 colonial towns destroyed, thousands of deaths, and colonial debts of £100,000.His victories were largely the result of colonial inefficiency, but the war was the result of increasing pressure for land from the growing number of British colonists in America.
  •  Philip's former secretary, Sassamon, was murdered by the Wampanoag who believed that Sassamon had betrayed Native American secrets to the settlers. Three Wampanoag braves were executed for this crime. Philip sen all the women and children away and On June 24, 1675, their attack on a colonial village triggered King Philip's War.
  • His impact was more negative because Metacom (king Philip) was only known for the war that he started in 1675. The war caused damage to land and many innocent people were killed.
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