King Philip (Metacomet)
By: Trey Sledge, Michael Nehme, Anna Woo, Jacob Harris
King Philip's Family History
King Philip's War (What made Metacomet famous)
King Philip, also known as Metacomet, was the leader of the Wampanoag Tribe, and was the leader of the tribe in the battle against the colonists. He was a man that was willing to do anything to protect his people and their land.
King Philip's War.
After rebelling against the colonists, King Philip's War thus began and is the event that made King Philip famous.
King Philip's plan
King Philip, when faced with no other option then fight the colonists, sought to drive the English settlers out of New England to make a safe place for his tribe.
King Philip's War.
Contribution to History.
King Philip initially supported trade between his tribe and the English colonies. He attempted to live alongside the colonists, but the colonies continued their western expansion. As the colonists, mostly those in Plymoth Colony, Massachusetss, gradually increased pressure on King Philips people, the Plymouth Colony forced them to surrender their ammunition and armaments. They also agreed that they were subject to English Law. In 1675, hostilities broke out and King Philip led the enemies of the English to war in order to stop the expansion. King Philip, along with his tribal alliances, planned to drive the English colonists out of New England. This was the beginning of King Philip's War. The war lasted from June 1675 to April 1678, with the Indian's resistance quickly dying out after King Philip was killed by a praying Indian on August 12 1676.
Over 600 colonists and 3000 Indians would die by the wars end. In addition over 3000 Indians died from other causes due to the war, such a as disease and famine. While the colonists also suffered, losing 8% of their white male population, the native Americans suffered the majority of the losses during the war.
Did King Philip have good citizenship? Integrity?
Citizenship- To be a contributing member of a country who is subject to its laws, recognized by its government, and receives all the benefits and restrictions thereof. A good citizen actively seeks to promote the general welfare of the country and supports the government in power as long as it is acting in the best interest of the people.
Integrity- Integrity: To be subject to ones own moral values, to follow them regardless of whether or not it will lead to personal gain, and to do so consistently.
Was King Philip a good citizen?
King Philip was obviously a good citizen, as he fought against the colonists in order to reclaim the resources and rights they had taken from his people, despite the fact that his efforts were in vain. He also had a strong sense of integrity. This is evident in both the fact that he sought to atone for the concessions he was forced to make with the colonists and that he quite obviously put his fellow tribesman before himself, given that he died as a result of his actions.
It matters in which perspective you look at King Philip from, the English believed that they owned New England and in turn King Philip was a citizen of that land. Since he rebelled, he would have been though of as a bad citizen. But when looked from the perspective of his own tribe, he was the leader and died for his tribesman. Meaning he was a great citizen.