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Tues Feb 9 AMH 2010

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War, God, and Slavery / The Narratives of King Philip's War and Bacon's Rebellion
American History 1
Edward Vickers
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Date Created: 02/24/16
War, God, and Slavery / The Narratives of King Philip's War and Bacon's Rebellion    Indians  ● no sense of Indian identity, identified by “ethnic” groups   ● indians have no sense of private property, so they get shot when they “trespass”   ● early encounters are the Wampanoag   ● Pequots (1636­37)  ○ Puritans single out this group because they want this land  ■ they pequots have no right to refuse because it is G­ds mission  ○ group accused of killing merchant, Puritans demand captives  ○ this does not work, so two opposing tribes are recruited to help Puritans fight  ○ 1636­ go to war with the Pequots  ■ surround village of 400, led by the other tribe   ■ total destruction, no one left alive  ■ the other tribes are horrified by how much violence there was (they  wanted captives, not killed)   ○ in 1637 the Pequot nation is declared wiped out  ● this war leads to criticism from home in England   ○ this information gets back to the papers in the mother countries  ○ asking if there is any effort to convert before killing; horrified by destruction  ○ 1640s ­ puritans finally make an effort to convert after criticism  ■ create “praying towns” in MA (1800’s indians total across 14)  ● Indians get involved with these towns bc they might believe their  gods are failing, especially if you're in a very small populated  group  ● offers protection and a longer life  ● if an indian chooses to leave the praying town after time, they are  trapped in an in­between   ● when things turned bad between the two groups, the English turn  to destructing the praying town Indians    Northeast→ King Philip's War (1675­76)  ● ^^what the English call it, but what do the Indian’s call it?  ○ who writes the history….that’s the point  ● Metacom is a leader  ● the english G­d is failing because they are allowing Indians to win (harass Roger  Williams of RI about this)  ● Indians use guerilla tactics  ○ Mohawk’s help English track them  ● Metacom is killed and his head is displayed in Plymouth   ● This war makes the English the clear power in this region, NE english are more powerful  than the Indian and there is no fear  ○ treat the Indian’s the same in all regions (minus exception...he will explain)  ● Metacom’s 9 year old son is still left  ○ him and his mother is sold into Caribbean slavery     Virginia → Bacon's Rebellion (1675­76)  ● centered around tobacco and indentured servitude   ● planters (big operations) vs. small farmers (used to be indentured servants)   ● William Burkley (VA governor from 1660’s­70s)   ○ 1665 → he banishes new elections to council of VA  ○ handpicks his favorite aristocrats and they all impose taxes to bring in more  money  ■ everyone is being taxed exactly the same  ○ makes about $1000lbs a year & an indentured slave will work 7 years just to  make 1lbs   ● small farmers start to settle West to avoid these taxes  ○ farmers run into indian conflict and ask from help from Burkley  ○ Burkley declines to send troops, tells them to leave Indians alone bc of trade and  wants them back so he can make more money  ● Bacon then shows up to VA and wants profits from deerskin trade with Indians (he is an  aristocrat)  ○ because Burkley does not want to share, Bacon helps wipe out Indians   ○ does this because he does not want to help, but because he wants to take over  Burkley  ○ with all this, Burkley puts out a warrant for BAcon’s arrest  ■ issue is, he now has a small army of white farmers to support him  ○ 1676 → Bacon’s army burns down Jamestown to prove their didians  ○ Bacon dies a few weeks later, and Burkley takes his revenge by killing people  ○ the planters were scared in Bacon’s rebellions  ■ they see that small farmers can be a threat  ■ need to do something about them, so their solution is to stop indentured  servitude   ○ When small farmers ask for help on the frontier, the government best be helping     Move to slave labor  ● after 1650, slaves become a better investment  ○ people start to live longer  ○ they have no contract, so they are owned for their entire life  ● racialized social order  ● bc of the potential of slave uprising, planters hire small farmers to patrol the land to make  sure no slaves are conspiring  


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