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5 March 2013 Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
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Early American History Seminar

Blood in the Water: The Pequot War, Kieft’s War, and the Contagion of Coastal Violence

5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Andrew Lipman, Syracuse University Comment: Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College

Recently scholars have pointed out links between the 1636-1637 Anglo-Indian conflict known as the "Pequot War" and the 1643-1645 Dutch-Indian conflict known as "Kieft's War." This paper unpacks the larger historiographic implications of seeing the two wars as tandem events, and viewing New England and New Netherland as part of a single contested region.