King Philip's War: The Praying Indians of Marlborough and the Summer of 1675On June 26, 2012, Paul
Brodeur, a Marlborough Historical Society Trustee and lifelong resident, presented the first part of a planned three-part talk. He gave the second in the series on February 25, 2013. The slides from the first two are below. When the third in the series is given--not yet scheduled, but likely next year--those slides will be added, too. (Paul's other presentations include Abolition, the War, the Bell and Artemas Ward Park.)
As Paul described Part I, "In the summer of 1675 King Philip was on the warpath and the colonials were getting very anxious. In the frontier town of Marlborough a series of events would set the tone for the war and shape policies toward the Indians throughout the country."
And in Part II, "As the combined colonial forces attempt to root out the Indian army of King Philip from central Massachusetts to the Connecticut River Valley, Marlborough becomes an important colonial army outpost on the frontier. It also becomes a target for attack, culminating in its destruction and abandonment in the spring of 1676."
The slides from the both presentations are below. To view the slides full screen, click on the icon at the right end of the grey border below each presentation.