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Philip alias Metacom of Pokanoket

Philip alias Metacom of Pokanoket

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Engraving of Matacom, also known as King Philip, the Wampanoag sachem.

Metacom, known to the English as "King Philip", became Sachem of the Pokanoket and Grand Sachem of the Wampanoag Confederacy after the suspicious death of his older brother, the Grand Sachem Wamsutta in 1662.

Metacom's open distrust of the Plymouth Colony came to a head when Wamsutta died while on a peace mission. Metacom organized other Indian tribes against the colony, starting a year-long war.

Engravings in the Fogg Collection are part of document sets that make up the Fogg autograph collection.

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