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Pequot War
Part of the American Indian Wars
Pequot war

A 19th-century engraving depicting an incident in the Pequot War
Date July 1636 – September 1638

Pequot defeat

Pequot tribe

English Colonists

Indian Allies

Commanders and leaders
Sachem Sassacus Captain John Underhill
John Mason
Sachem Uncas
Sagamore Wequash Cooke
Sachem Miantonomoh

The Pequot War (1634-1638) was fought between the Pequot tribe and settlers of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies. The settlers were helped by Native American groups including the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes. Hundreds of people were killed, and hundreds more were sold as slaves in the West Indies. At the end of the war, about 700 Pequots had been killed or captured. The others were forced off their lands and into other areas.

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