Metacom of Pokanoket or "King Philip", 1881

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Engraving of Metacom, the Wampanoag sachem, called King Philip by English settlers.

Metacom 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 Native people in protest of Colonial disregard for previously negotiated agreements between the settlers and Wampanoags, starting what is known as "King Philip's War" in 1675.

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

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About This Item

  • Title: Metacom of Pokanoket or "King Philip", 1881
  • Creation Date: circa 1881
  • Subject Date: circa 1676
  • State: MA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 420, MS00-20.0412E
  • Collection: John S. H. Fogg autograph collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
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