• The Pequot War

  • A Captivating Guide to the Armed Conflict in New England Between the Pequot People and English Settlers and Its Role in the History of the United States of America
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Pequot War, then pay attention...

The Pequot War (1636-1638) was a short-lived but extremely violent and bloody episode in United States history. This event represents one of the turning points in the entire history of North America, as the war changed the balance of power. The Dutch colonial authorities lost their status of being the dominant economic and political force, while the English took over this epithet. The end of the war also represented the first stage in England’s intensive expansion in that part of the world. 

In The Pequot War: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Conflict in New England Between the Pequot People and English Settlers and Its Role in the History of the United States of America, you will discover topics such as

  • The European Conception of the Native Americans
  • Who Were the Pequots?
  • The Massachusetts Bay Colony of New England
  • The Events That Triggered the Pequot War
  • Military Capacities, Organization, and Tactics of the Warring Parties
  • Conflict Escalation
  • Mystic River Campaign
  • The Mother of All Crimes
  • Analysis and Comparison of King Philip’s War and the Historiography of the Pequot War
  • Where Are They Today? A Look at the Pequots
  • And much, much more!

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more like, massacre, rather than war

overall, it was a bit difficult to keep interest. as stated in the title, there were definite atrocities on both sides, to the point where the English were basically accused of genocidal behavior in later years.

1 kind of cool mention was that the Pequot people essentially established the 1st tribal casino

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Sad story of European & Native Ameican relations

The Pequot war was the first major conflict between the colonists and the Native Americans. It was also one of the most tragic events in the history of colonial times. An entire tribe was destroyed and few escaped the tragic slaughter. Those who survived became slaves or were put on reservations. In some cases they were tortured. Unfortunately this type of treatment of Native Americans would not end but continued into the 20th century.

It was interesting that many Native American tribes allied with the Europeans against the Pequot tribes in this war, some who had even been allied with them before. The tribes were ever changing in their alliances and often would change sides during a war.

The King Philip's war followed closely after the Pequot war and some say it was a continuation of the Pequot war. Many of the issues were the same but some of the allies switched sides and fought against the Europeans.

The audio production was good and easy to listen to. The narrator was very easy to follow and had a pleasant sounding voice. This is a great way to spend time while driving and to learn at the same time.

I highly recommend this audio book to anyone interested in American history or in the history of the Native Americans. I have studied American history extensively as a history teacher and I learned new things listening to this audio book. I encourage audio listeners to listen to this audio production to become aware of our dark moments in history.

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Very enlightening exploration of a dark time

Before listening to this audiobook I was not familiar with this particular history of conflict between the Pequots and Puritans. I found it fascinating and tragic. The story is presented in a well structured manner and I appreciated the frank discussions of all aspects of the conflict and motivations of the different peoples involved.

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This is brutal but vital story to tell, and you can’t destroy a people this strong.

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Pequot War

I actually never heard of the Pequot War. I had never heard of the Pequot Indians. This is a great book. I had heard of the Massachusetts Bay Colony but was unaware of the Dutch settlements. All in all I really am enjoying this audiobook, and my kids have enjoyed it as well

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The reading/audio is easy to listen to. The information is linear, and understandable. The notable figures are easy to keep straight and facts are clear. I enjoyed this book and the way it often makes you feel 'in the moment' with history by using first person accounts/statements of events. Events run beyond the Pequot War (1636-1638) and are include a brief history of the Tribe from that time through current day.

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THE DESTRUCTION OF WAR

A fascinating account of an area of history rarely recounted, narrated in an easy to follow manner. This audiobook chronicles the early years of the Pilgrim Fathers and the Puritans on their arrival in the new world. It depicts a very moving account of how these Christian communities slaughtered the indigenous Indians in their fight for survival and greed for power and wealth.

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