Metacom Saga Blog
A family may be large, or it may be small. A family may be close, or it may have dysfunction and estrangement. Regardless, every family has traditions and a story of its origin. I am going to tell you the story of a family that immigrated to Boston in 1897. This family had TEN children. … Continue reading Dig for that Nugget →
Everyone talks about the hustle and bustle of Black Friday. But for many years, the day after Christmas was when my grandfather was still alive he officially opened the doors of our Christmas tree farm at Cochituate Road, in Wayland, Massachusetts to the public. In his infinite wisdom, Granddaddy knew many families had traditions to … Continue reading Pandemic Holiday Message-2020 →
The King Philip’s War has the distinction as being known as the bloodiest conflict per capita than any other war in American history. The colonists had settled in the New World, where they sought religious freedom and new opportunities. Although relations with the Native Peoples were initially on good terms, the desire for expansion led … Continue reading The Missing Sachem’s Club →
The Metacom Saga is the true story of the King Philip’s War, Philip’s last chance to drive back the frontier settlements from their native lands and regain his culture’s sovereignty. The conflict stands as the first prolonged Indian war with the English colonies. Its themes that are present in this story can also be found … Continue reading Vacuum Domicilium →
The English colonies in 1675 desperately were unprepared for a war with the indigenous tribes of New England, led by King Philip. The colonists believed that they were God’s chosen people. They believed that God had created a profound agreement with them, whereupon he would grant them good fortune if they would follow the Scriptures, … Continue reading Redemption Rock →
This is a bizarre question to ask, isn’t it? One cannot say that fault belongs to the English for how they treated their native neighbors. The two sides didn’t understand one another. Phillip tried to keep the peace. The English authorities were hungry for expansion. Multitudes of settlers were coming to the New World. This … Continue reading Would You Pay To See A Hand In A Jar? →
I have been observing a Facebook group dedicated to the Descendants of the Mayflower. Several of the members of this group were discussing the current movement of how monuments are being torn down. Even the historic state park will change its name to Patuxet- the original Wampanoag name for the site. https://tinyurl.com/y37hntwy One person said, … Continue reading Wessaguset →
Have you heard the story of Nine Men’s Misery? Few, but some locals have. The tale is an example of how bloody and brutal that author Russell Bourne has described as ‘The Red King’s Rebellion’ was. The conflict devastated both sides. For the settlers, it would affect them for decades. No one would venture the … Continue reading Nine Men’s Misery →
When I was a boy, one fact that I learned while my grandfather was undergoing his research was that there was an Indian war in New England. This surprised me because I thought that only wars with natives were with cowboys and soldiers out in the Wild West. It shocked me to learn that the … Continue reading Hometown Inspiration →
The purpose of my writing the series called ‘The Metacom Saga’ is to give a true historical account of the events that occurred during a little known and very misunderstood conflict. This was a golden age. They considered the land to be a land of primeval darkness, to reclaim from sin in the name of … Continue reading Osamequin: The Father →
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