http://puritans2018_war.eventbrite.com Cathedral Church of St. Paul
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences
The King Philip’s War (1675-1678) was the largest conflict of 17th-century New England and resulted in mass casualties to both Native nations and English settlers. Underlying the conflict was the English drive towards colonizing Native lands, but in this insightful presentation, we’ll go beyond the usual facts and figures to hear individual people’s stories. We’ll visit people at every level of early New England’s hierarchies: from Puritan merchants to Harvard-educated Native scholars to Indigenous women leaders, we’ll see how their status played a role in their decisions. We’ll also hear the dramatic saga of the captive Mary Rowlandson in this fascinating talk on the origin, conflicts, resolution, and legacy of King Philip’s War.
The venue for the event, St. Paul’s Cathedral, also has roots in the 17th century. It was built partially on land owned in the 1670s by John Wampus, a member of Nipmuc tribe who one of the first natives to attend Harvard College.
An RSVP for this event (at http://puritans2018_war.eventbrite.com) is requested but not required.
About the event series
Every fall, in honor of the naming of Boston, the Partnership of Historic Bostons hosts a series of free events exploring an intriguing aspect of Puritan life. This year’s theme is From Theology to Commerce: the First Three Generations of 17th-century Boston.
To see a list of the entire series of FREE events, please visit http://historicbostons.eventbrite.com