Wednesday 8 March 2023

New Worlds, Old Wars

The Anglo-American Indian Wars 1607-1678

David Childs

Fascinating history of the early Indian wars.

This a great book. It's not very often that you get a book on the Indian Wars of the 17th century. It is not for the faint-hearted as a lot of the events seem cruel and inhuman. The religious beliefs of the Pilgrim settlers were used as justification for quite monstrous behaviour wrapped up in the Old Testament. But it is a story that needs to be known - it is history and we can learn from this book. If you have an interest in the history of New England and its native populations then I recommend this book. It covers among other conflicts the Pequot War, King Philip's War and the first Abenaki war. It is a worthwhile addition to your collection if you have an interest in the wars that made the U.S. 

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