Here is this week’s Memo from Moderator David Grimsted, continuing his thought-provoking exploration of our church’s roots.
In “King Philip’s War,” 1675-1676, 5,000 Indians died, about half killed in battle and half starved to death. Around 1,000 were sent as slaves to the West Indies, where they quickly died. North American Indians proved non-adaptive to slavery. About 3,000 remained in New England, scattered with tribes disintegrated. White deaths were over 1,000, with eight towns wholly destroyed and over thirty, including