August 19, 2017

The Pequot War

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Come to the Brownell Library in Little Compton on Thursday, August 17th, at 2:00 pm to hear Edward Lodi talk about his latest book, The Pequot War.

In 1637 the Puritans waged a genocidal war against the Pequots, the most powerful tribe in southern New England. Their objective: to annihilate the Pequots, to destroy them as a people. What—if anything—had the Pequots done to incur the wrath of the Puritans? Why did the Narragansetts and Mohegans side with the Puritans? What role did the Dutch play in the war? Edward Lodi answers these and other questions, and describes the major battles of the war, including the massacre at the Pequot fort in Mystic.

He welcomes questions during and after his talk; a book signing follows.

The talk is free. Brownell Library, 44 Commons, Little Compton, RI 401-635-8562 (www.brownell-libraryri.org)

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