After years of mutual distrust, Native Americans and New England colonists found themselves embroiled in a short but savage war.

King Philip

Bloodbath in New England

By Chuck Lyons

In the autumn of 1621, Massasoit, a sachem (chief) of the Pokanoket and Wampanoag tribes, entered American legend when he and some his people joined the Pilgrim harvest celebration that would later be called the first Thanksgiving. Read more