Mayflower - Epilogue: Conscience Summary & Analysis

Nathaniel Philbrick
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Slave ships began sailing from New England in 1675. The first ship took 178 Indians and by 1676, Plymouth was removing any male Indian over the age of fourteen from the colony. During the war, at least a thousand Indians were sold as slaves and over half of that amount came from Plymouth. Fifty-six years after the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, their descendants were doing their best to eliminate the Natives in their colony.

The war had extensive consequences for the region. It left a huge chasm between the English and the Native Americans. The English on the frontier were wide open to attack because they did not have friendly Indians to help protect them. In the next century, a number of Indian wars would ravage New England.

Both the English and the Indians were profoundly influenced by each other, from the time that...

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