The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Character Descriptions

Jill Lepore
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Character Descriptions

Metacom - This individual, who lived from 1639 to 1676, was a war chief of the Wampanoag Indians and their leader in King Philip's War

John Sassamon - This individual was born around 1600 in the Blue Hills area, and was a praying Indian whose intelligence in the service of the Puritans sparked the conflict known as King Philip's War

Increase Mather - This Puritan minister was of great importance in the history of the Massachusetts Bay colony and was a major figure during King Philip's War.

The Algonquian - These were the Indian inhabitants of New England and Southeastern Canada. King Philip led many of them though others assimilated into English society.

The English Colonists - These mostly Puritan and Pilgrim immigrants settled New England starting around 1630.

Christian Missionaries - The activities of these individuals often involved sending groups to foreign countries and to places in their own homeland...

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