Saybrook Fort & the Pequot War The Pequot siege of Saybrook Fort took place from September 1636 to March 1637 during the Pequot War. Following the August 1636 Massachusetts Bay attack on Manisses, Pequot, and Western Niantic villages, the Pequot retaliation fell on the English at Saybrook. During an eight-month time period, the Pequot killed and [...]
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Summer 2013: our FOURTH Battlefield Archaeology Field School! By working together, the University of Connecticut, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and Kevin McBride (MPMRC research director and UConn associate professor of anthropology) the Pequot War project has become more than just research; it has become the teacher. Over 150 university students have experienced archaeology on 17th century battlefields [...]
On May 1, 1637, Connecticut Colony declared war against the Pequot. This marked the first declared war in Connecticut between an indigenous people and English colonists. The conflict, though, had started well before the colony’s 1637 declaration. It stemmed from decades of tension and antagonism between not only the English colonists and the Pequot but [...]
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.
Visit us (the researchers!) when you visit the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center on April 19 and May 4 – see the programs below. We’re excited to see you! Friday, Apr. 19, 1-2:30 pm New Witnesses to the Pequot War Pequot War researchers Dr. Kevin McBride and David Naumec share new insights about the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A significant part of our research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is identifying local material culture collections associated with the Pequot War and King Philip’s War of 1675-1676. We have been lucky to work with people from across New England and the United States – as well as overseas – at small [...]
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.