Pequot War (Other Keyword)

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The Battlefield Archaeology of Domestic Sites: Wartime Production during the Pequot War (1636- 1637) (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gina Dezi. Kevin McBride.

The Calluna Hill Site (59-73) is a small Pequot Village burned down by the English allied forces during their withdrawal from the Battle of Mystic Fort. Recent excavations and metal detector surveys indicate the site was occupied for only a few weeks prior to its destruction on May 26, 1637. The site’s setting and faunal assemblage suggests the site was re-located away from the coast in anticipation of an English attack on Pequot territory. The artifact assemblage of re-processed brass and iron...

Indigenous Metalworking: An Examination of Metal Production and Use During the Pequot War (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan Willison. Kevin McBride.

One of the most iconic moments of the Pequot War was the massacre at Mystic Fort, an event which occurred on May 26, 1637 and took the lives of hundreds of Pequot men, women, and children. Immediately following the massacre, the English retreated back to their ships and were followed by returning Pequot warriors. This paper will examine the native cuprous and ferrous objects recovered along various points of engagement on the English retreat route and analyze them in relation to metallic objects...

Pestilences of the Just War: An Epidemiologic Investigation of the Pequot War (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ashley Bissonnette.

The Pequot War (1636-1637) destroyed infrastructure, resources and production, mobility, lines of communication and social networks that comprised a complex preventative health system for both native and colonial peoples. The destruction and change in physical and social environments and the disproportionate burden of conflict, for the purposes of this paper, is defined as colonial trauma. Physical and social stressors exacerbated disease that changed the course of colonial battles and...

War-time Metal Production, Reappropriation, and Use: Spatial Patterning and Metal Technology at an early Seventeen Century Pequot Village (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan K Willison.

Site 59-73 is believed, based upon its location and archaeological assemblage, to be the location of several wigwams burned down during the English retreat after the Mystic massacre on May 26, 1637 as described in John Mason’s A Brief History of the Pequot War (1736:32). This village is believed to have been a response to the impeding war with the English. As such, its assemblage and spatial patterning provide a unique perspective into the use and reuse of metallic trade objects during the...