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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2016 11:57 a.m. PST

"On May 26, 1637, a Puritan force fortified by Native allies massacred a Pequot fort in Connecticut, killing as many as 500 men, women and children and burning the village to the ground.

The pre-dawn attack on Mystic Fort marked the first time the Pequot were defeated, said Kevin McBride, an anthropology professor at the University of Connecticut and director of research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.

The massacre also marked a turning point in the Pequot War, a three-year war over the tribe's traditional land—about 250 square miles in southeastern Connecticut—and the first major conflict between colonists and American Indians in New England…"
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