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After King Philip's War

Presence and Persistence in Indian New England

Colin G. Calloway, ed.

The 1676 killing of Metacomet, the tribal leader dubbed “King Philip” by colonists, is commonly seen as a watershed event, marking the end of a bloody war, dissolution of Indian society in New England, and even the disappearance of Native peoples from the region. This collection challenges that assumption, showing that Indians adapted and survived, existing quietly on the fringes of Yankee society, less visible than before but nonetheless retaining a distinct identity and heritage. While confinement on tiny reservations, subjection to increasing state regulation, enforced abandonment of traditional dress and means of support, and racist policies did cause dramatic changes, Natives nonetheless managed to maintain their Indianness through customs, kinship, and community.

Paper: $29.95 | E-book: $14.99
ISBN-13: 9780874518191
Pages: 278 | Size: 6 in. x 9 in.
Date Published: May 1, 1997
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Reviews

  • An outstanding, well-timed introduction to the abundance of emerging scholarship on post-1676 New England native peoples. Calloway has selected some of the very best, most innovative work in this area, and he prefaces the collection with an excellent, concise, highly readable summary of both New England native history before as well as after 1676 and of the scholarly work that has shaped our understanding of that history.

    Neal Salisbury, Smith College

About the Author

Colin G. Calloway

Colin B. Bailey is Director of The Morgan Library & Museum. Previously, he served as the Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, overseeing the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park.

Prior to his arrival in California, Bailey served as Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection in New York. He had been Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Canada, Senior Curator at the Kimbell Art …

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