Posts Tagged ‘ Military History ’


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 […]

Archaeology at Saybrook Fort? Find out about it!

Learn more about battlefield archaeology to take place at the site of Saybrook Fort in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, where a siege and battle took place during the Pequot War of 1636-1637. Project supported by the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program funded through a grant and by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.

Did you know during and after the Pequot War, over 1500 Pequots were killed or enslaved?

Over the course of the Pequot War (from 1636-1638), over 1500 Pequots were killed, enslaved or placed under various local tribes. Several skirmishes and battles at battlefield sites took the lives of Pequot men, women and children. Although the numbers are not definite, recent research had made a distinct effort to establish Pequot casualties during […]

Did you know after the war, surviving Pequots were placed under Niantic, Mohegan & Narragansett; & banished from their homeland?

The final act of the Pequot War was on September 21, 1638, when Miantinomi (Narragansett Sachem), Uncas (or Poquiam, Mohegan Sachem), John Haynes, Roger Ludlow and Edward Hopkins signed a tripartite treaty. Known as the Treaty of Hartford, this articles of agreement specified: Forbade any followers of Sassacus (Pequot Sachem) to be called Pequots. Denied […]

Old Saybrook Landholder Meetings

Old Saybrook Landholder Meetings Battlefields of the Pequot War staff are hosting two upcoming meetings for landholders and the public in Old Saybrook. Where: Acton Public Library (2nd Floor Public Meeting Room) When: Wednesday, September 21st, at 10am When: Tuesday, September 27th, at 7pm Why: Battlefields of the Pequot War staff present an overview of […]

Sunday, May 22 – Memory & Legacy of the Pequot War

The Memory and Legacy of the Pequot War Sunday, May 22 1:00PM to 2:00PM Jabez Smith House Museum – Groton, CT Catch Dr. Kevin McBride at the Jabez Smith House in Groton this coming Sunday to discuss the results of our first phase of fieldwork at the Mystic Fort Battlefield site. Our analysis is ongoing, […]

Native Conflict Roundtable: October 30th, 2010

5th Annual Native American Archaeological Roundtable: NATIVE CONFLICT The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT On Saturday, October 30  from 1:00pm – 5:00pm see Battlefields of the Pequot War researchers David Naumec and Joseph Peters (Pequot)  provide a presentation entitled Fighting the Pequot War (1636-1638): A Historical and Archaeological accounting of Native […]

Dr. Kevin McBride Presents at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History

Dr. Kevin McBride will be presenting on Friday, May 21 at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. Dr. McBride’s presentation, “The Evolution of Native Warfare in Southern New England: 1200-1637” will be among other in the session titled  “Native American Warfare in 17th Century New […]