Battle of Mistick Fort Core Area
The Battle of Mistick Fort Core Area includes site numbers 59-19 (Mistick Fort), 59-37 (English Approach) and 59-36 (English Rest & Vantage Point).
The Battle of Mistick Fort is considered a defining moment in American history. On May 26, 1637, a force of approximately 90 English and 100 Native allies (Narragansett, Mohegan, Niantic and Connecticut River Indians) attacked and burned the fortified Pequot village of Mistick Fort, killing over 400 adults and children.
Site 59-19 (Mistick Fort), yielded numerous battle-related artifacts and native domestic material culture from the fortified village. Artifacts uncovered at Mistick Fort not only determined the site boundaries, they also determined the fort’s palisade boundaries. The circular area represents Mistick Fort’s palisade; the placement supported by both excavated cultural material and narrative and primary source document descriptions.