Posts Tagged ‘ Pequot Captives ’

The Fields of Conflict Conference is Coming in 2018!

  Fields of Conflict  Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center September 2018 The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is excited to announce that it has been selected to host the 2018 Fields of Conflict academic conference! Fields of Conflict is a interdisciplinary conference series which brings together scholars studying the various aspects of Conflict […]



Come Visit Expanded Pequot War Gallery!

Archaeology of Mistick Fort Exhibit Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center – Pequot War Gallery On Saturday, October 1, 2016 the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center opened an exciting new addition to the Pequot War Gallery. The “Archaeology of Mistick Fort” exhibit highlights the latest findings and over 60 artifacts from the Pequot Museum’s archaeological […]



MPMRC 17th Century Encampment – 2016!

Photo’s from the MPMRC’s 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment! The 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment was held on the museum farmstead on June 24 and 25, 2016! Over 50 Native American, European, and African American reenactors and historical interprtors joined us for this two day event where the visitors experienced different aspects of 17th Century life! This […]



Last Call for 2016 Battlefield Field School!

Our 2016 Battlefield Archaeology Field School is about to begin!   The annual Pre-contact and Battlefield UConn Field Schools will begin the field season in a few weeks at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. They will learn archaeology field techniques and methods to apply at pre-contact and later historic sites.   Space is still […]



Pequot Museum 2016 Winter Schedule!

Open Every Wednesday for Museum Members! Although the Pequot Museum is closed for the winter (November 29, 2015 – March 31, 2016) the exhibits are open for Museum Members and Group Tours every Wednesday throughout the season! The museum will reopened for the 2016 season on April 1, 2016. During the interim the museum will be open […]



This Saturyday! 4th Annual Pequot War Battlefield Bus Tour!

One day left!  Register at the door! Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 am-1 pm Battlefields of the Pequot War: Tour & Analysis Director of Research Dr. Kevin McBride leads a bus tour of the Mistick Battlefield (May 26, 1637), discussing scientific techniques used to identify the latest recovered artifacts. Afterward, enjoy a lunch of North Atlantic […]



Online at ConnecticutHistory.org!

New Pequot War Articles at ConnecticutHistory.org! We have most recently been working with the staff of ConnecticutHistory.org (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 […]



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 […]



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 […]