Discuss the Wampanoag and their relationships with the Massachusett, Nipmuc, Narragansett and Pequot.What do these tell us about the Native Americans of the region later called New England?

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All of these tribes inhabited the area around Rhode Island and Central and Eastern Massachusetts. During King Philip's War (1675-76) these tribes, along with others, were allied fighting the English. Unfortunately, by the war's end, the Wampanoag were nearly exterminated, having only 400 survivors. The total number of natives of all tribes in the area before the war was approximately 15,000.  In the end the Wampanoag had only 400 left; the Narragansett and Nipmuc had similar losses, and the total number of natives was reduced to 4,000.  Many of the remaining natives left migrating to tribes in the west and south.  After the War, native population was so small that their culture was effectively destroyed. On the English side, 45 settlements had been attacked, 13 destroyed, and about 600 killed.  See more details at the link:


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