Metacomet (King Philip)

Metacomet (King Philip) (HM212J)

Location: Plymouth, MA 02360 Plymouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 57.341', W 70° 39.867'

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          After the Pilgrims' arrival, Native Americans in New England grew increasingly frustrated with the English settlers' abuse and treachery. Metacomet (King Philip), a son of the Wampanoag sachem known as the Massasoit (Ousamequin), called upon all native people to unite to defend their homelands against encroachment. The resulting "King Philip's War" lasted from 1675-1676. Metacomet was murdered in Rhode Island in August 1676, and his body was mutilated. His head was impaled on a pike and was displayed near this site for more than 20 years. One hand was sent to Boston, the other to England. Metacomet's wife and son, along with the families of many of the Natiive American combatants, were sold into slavery in the West Indies by the English victors.
United American Indians of New England
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HM NumberHM212J
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Placed ByUnited American Indians of New England
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Date Added Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 362056 N 4646195
Decimal Degrees41.95568333, -70.66445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 57.341', W 70° 39.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 57' 20.46" N, 70° 39' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)508, 617, 774
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8-98 Town Square, Plymouth MA 02360, US
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