Mayflower - Study Guide Part 4: Chapter 15, In a Strange Way Summary & Analysis

Nathaniel Philbrick
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Philip and his small band moved to the Hudson River Valley. He hoped to stage his return from this area, where he had access to Dutch traders and the French. Philip had earlier met a French official who promised three hundred Indians from Canada to help fight the English. In return, the French official wanted Philip to preserve the mills and best houses so that the French could use them when they triumphed. In January, the New York governor wrote that Philip had hundreds of North Indians with him.

Philip also wanted to bring the Mohawks into the fight. However, the New York governor was also trying to establish an alliance with them. Philip resorted to deception, killing several Mohawks and blaming the English. His plan did not work as one of the victims escaped...

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