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Saybrook Fieldwork Underway

Archaeological fieldwork has begin at the site of Saybrook Fort, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, to search for a Pequot War era structure, the fort of Lieutenant Lion Gardiner built in 1635. This site was at and near several Pequot War battles.

Pequot War Wordle

Contrary to popular belief, historians like to have fun (even though we are a little geeky). Check out this Wordle, using text from Pequot War History!   Battlefields of the Pequot War Wordle      

Technical Report: Battle of Mistick Fort Site Identification and Documentation

This report is the brief summation of research and field work completed during 2009-2012, and includes the site boundaries of the Battle of Mistick Fort. Download the Technical Report for the Battle of Mistick Fort: Site Identification and Documentation.

Mark your calendars for a new program!

Friday, April 19, 1-2:30 pm New Witnesses to the Pequot War We now know SO much more after several years of research! Come learn about all of the discoveries, and compare it to previous knowledge… Pequot War researchers Dr. Kevin McBride and David Naumec share new insights about the battle based on their archaeological and […]

Online at!

New Pequot War Articles at! We have most recently been working with the staff of (who are, by the way, a delight!) in prepping and editing articles about the Pequot War for this go-to catch-all Connecticut history website. Take some time to peruse the depths of Connecticut history available…we certainly did! You can find our […]


Call for Abstracts: 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast October 17, 18, & 19, 2013 Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, PO Box 3180, Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338 Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013 The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, in conjunction with its 15th anniversary, presents the […]

NPR Interview: Kevin McBride discusses archaeology at “Retreat from Mistick Fort”

Retracing The British Retreat Route During the Pequot War ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE TRACING THE ROUTE AND INTENSITY OF FIGHTING. By WNPR Staff Published: Jun 19, 2012 Audio: Dr. Kevin McBride interview on WNPR with Ray Hardman An Archeologist and a team of college students are spending the summer uncovering a little known chapter in Connecticut history. In 1637 […]

Video & News: Mistick Fort Retreat and Pequot Counterattacks, Recent Fieldwork

Recent article chronicling archaeology of the Battlefields of the Pequot War project. Fieldwork currently underway to document English & Native retreat from the Battle of Mistick Fort of the Pequot War in 1637, often referred to as the Mystic Massacre, when 77 English and Native soldiers attacked a Pequot fortified village.

Twitter – Battlefields of the Pequot War

Follow Battlefields of the Pequot War on Twitter! Meet the tweets! The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is an active social networker! Learn about what’s new, upcoming programs and up-to-the-minute thoughts from staff on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.

Did you know? After the Pequot War, Pequot women & children were sold into slavery @ Isle of Nevis, Bermuda, & Providence Isle.

To some, the existence of slavery in New England is still foreign, and in fact, that many Natives in New England were enslaved is even more so. But it’s true. Diaries, letters and other various primary resources of the early colonial times document thousands of cases of both black and Natives, such as Pequot captives […]