History of Dear Island

 

Metacomet’s Revenge, as it came to be known, was the first large-scale military aggression in the American colonies and the bloodiest conflict between settlers and Indians in 17th century Puritan New England. Without adequate food, clothing, shelter or medicine, the pro-English Algonquian coverts, who had been converted to Christianity by the zealous Congregationalist minister from Roxbury named John Elliot, half of the Indians confined on the Island died of starvation or exposure during their imprisonment

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/08/23/deer-island-history-human-tragedy-remembered
 
Also check out the movie based on Deer Island 
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