A small monument marks the spot in the Miery swamp outside of Bristol, Rhode Island where the indian chief known as King Phillip was killed in 1676. His hands were chopped off and given to christian indians who had helped track him down, his head was displayed on a stake at the entrance of nearby Plymouth for twenty years, and his wife and son were sold into slaverly in the Caribean.

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A small monument marks the spot in the Miery swamp outside of Bristol, Rhode Island where the indian chief known as King Phillip was killed in 1676. His hands were chopped off and given to christian indians who had helped track him down, his head was displayed on a stake at the entrance of nearby Plymouth for twenty years, and his wife and son were sold into slaverly in the Caribean.

Filename: History03.JPG
Photographer: Facing Change: Documenting America
Source: Facing Change Documenting America
Date 27 Jan 2010
Location: Bristol RI USA
Credit: Andrew Lichtenstein
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Keywords:
  • Colonial
  • War
  • Memory
  • History
  • Land
  • New England
  • King Phillip
  • Native American


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