Column: Pequots driven to near eradication by newer arrivals

"Among the Indians who suffered at the hands of the Europeans were the Pequots of Connecticut.

As English settlers moved from the Atlantic Coast inland, they encroached upon the lands of several native groups. Some of the Indians tolerated the European intrusions but others did not.

The Pequots resisted being pushed westward by the English settlers, and they fought back with some success. The Pequots also refused to obey the laws the English had imported from Europe.

The English settlers were determined to move onto Pequot lands, and they feared that their families would be killed in clashes with the Indians. Consequently, the English decided to eradicate their native neighbors."

Get the Story:
Roger Hardaway: Random Thoughts: The Pequot Indians—Part 1 (The Alva Review-Courier 4/26)

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