Indian Wars of New England
Michael Tougias takes the audience on a historic journey as the Colonists and Native Americans fought for control of New England from the Pilgrims' first arrival to the closing days of the French and Indian Wars. Using slides of maps, battle sites, roadside history, and period drawings, Tougias covers the Pequot War, King Philip's War, and the French and Indian Wars. Strategies of the Natives and Colonial raids are all featured. These include Rogers Rangers' raid on the St. Francis Indian village, Lovewell's Fight in NH and ME, and the Fort at #4, and Metacom's uprising in the Connecticut River Valley. THIS PROGRAM IS HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EXHIBIT TITLED "TWO SIDES OF THE COIN: NATIVE AMERICAN: EUROPEAN SETTLER'S APPROACH TO LAND & RESOURCES." THE EXHIBIT WILL OPEN MAY 2 AND RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER 14 AT THE HORATIO COLONY HOUSE MUSEUM.