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The Algonquians were upset by the fact that the English had taken Indian land, disrupted their trade systems, corrupted the power of native rulers, and sought to undermine native religious leaders. Coastal populations of Native Americans were often destroyed by European diseases, in addition to the fact that many Indians decided to become Christians and live among the English. King Philip, Metacomet, believed that too many Indians were become English and Christian.


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