Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Captain Pierce's fight: An investigation into a King Philip's War battle and its remembrance and memorialization
by LaCroix, Lawrence K., M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2011, 162; 1503791
Abstract (Summary)

On March 26, 1676 Native Americans from southern New England overran a company of Plymouth Colony militia, handing the English one of their worst defeats during King Philip's War. This study was concerned with the reconstruction of the Pierce Battle, as it has come to be known, and its eventual memorialization. The study's two main research questions were: First, to what extent did a complete and critical examination of the primary and secondary sources change, support, or add to the commonly accepted battle perspective? Second, in what ways did a contextual analysis of King Philip's War monuments in Rhode Island add to our cultural and social knowledge about how collective memory of an event is created, redefined, or forgotten?

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mrozowski, Stephen A.
Commitee: Trigg, Heather B., Zeitlin, Judith Francis
School: University of Massachusetts Boston
Department: Historical Archaeology
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Archaeology, American history, Military history
Keywords: King Philip's War, Narragansett Indians, Pierce Battle, Pierce, Michael, Plymouth Colony, Rehoboth, Rhode Island
Publication Number: 1503791
ISBN: 9781267101747
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