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date: 14 April 2021

Pequot War 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Neal SalisburyNeal Salisbury

(1636–1637).The Pequot War originated in conflicts over trade and colonization in south-central New England. From the early 1620s, coastal Indians supplied wampum (sacred shell beads, polished and strung in strands, belts, or sashes) to Dutch traders who exchanged it with inland natives for beaver pelts. The Pequots attempted in the early 1630s to control this trade but were resisted by the Narragansetts, Mohegans, and Dutch. Politically isolated, the Pequots allied in ... ...

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