Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Anniversary Of Pequot Massacre Is Today

Feather News

On this day, May 26th, back in the year 1637, a few hours before the sun came up, a defining moment in the history of what is now America took place when Puritans and Mohegans marched on a Pequot village overlooking the Mystic River and killed an estimated 500 Pequots.

The Mohegans were fighting for their own survival in those days, not just fighting for power, and allying themselves with the colonists was a political decision that was made in order for the Tribe to survive. Some believe that the Mohegans had no idea of the ferocity of their Puritan allies and were probably shocked at what they saw taking place in the Pequot village.