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#1. King Philip’s War was fought between June 1675 and August 1676. The colonies of New England, along with Plymouth, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and their Indian allies fought against Chief Metacomet, named King Philip by the English, and the Wampanoags tribe. The conflict was brutal. In the aftermath, the whites had recovered where as the Native Americans did not. Metacomet, also known as, King Philp was the son of Wampanoag Chieftain Massasoit, the Chief whom signed a peace treaty with the English colonists in 1621 and faithfully adhered to it until his death. Metacomet was treated with respect by the whites because of who his father was, even given an English name to be shown as a symbol of friendship and esteem. After his father’s death, Philip gained control of the Wampanoag tribe but did not share his father’s view on honoring the peace treaty. Metacomet grew tired of watching his people be subjected to domination by whites and his hospitality grew into hostility towards colonists. June 1675, the

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