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 (mĕt′ə-kŏm′) Known as Phil·ip (fĭl′ĭp) Died 1676.
Wampanoag leader who waged King Philip's War (1675-1676) with New England colonists who had encroached on Native American territory.
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(123) In 1676 when Metacomet was fatally shot, his corpse was dismembered, his head sent to Plymouth, his hands sent to Boston, and the rest of his torso left suspended from four different trees.
The property will add to the abutting 800-plus acres of mostly preserved open space made up of various contiguous parcels owned by the state, Metacomet Land Trust, Daniels Farmstead and the town of Mendon.
This is still your Plymouth, but there is no new Metacomet.
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Track 17, "Metacomet (King Phillip)" pays respect to the 17th-century Wampanoag chief who fought British colonists in what became known as King Phillip's War, a pivotal event in New England history, while Track 9, "Wawanolet (Song for Greylock)" refers to the 18th-century chief of the Abenakis who similarly fought colonial settlers.
By 1675, the Massachusetts Englishmen were in a full-scale war with the great Indian chief of the Wampanoags, Metacomet. Renamed "King Philip" by the white man, Metacomet watched the steady erosion of the lifestyle and culture of his people as European-imposed laws and values engulfed them.
(3.) I am irresistibly reminded of the fate of Metacomet, or King Philip, at the bloody end of King Philip's War in New England some 15 years earlier.
Stone based the five-act melodrama Metamora on the character of Metacomet, also known to the Puritan settlers as King Philip of Pokanoket--the "tragic hero" of King Philip's War in New England (1675-6).
He graduated to sous chef at the Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, R.I.
The land along Saltonstall Mountain is a unique open space that protects the Metacomet Ridge System--which runs through Connecticut to the Long Island Sound and into Massachusetts--the Farm River Estuary, the Pisgah Brook Preserve and local watershed.