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Seven Games in Colonial New England

games in colonial new england

The Puritans were never known for their lighthearted play, but there were games in colonial New England - often to the disgust of its puritan leadership. In the early 1600s in New England, games that developed skills, such as shooting ...

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Mad Jack Oldham Starts the Pequot War

War between the early English colonists of New England and the Native Americans already here was perhaps unavoidable, though it wasn’t the goal of the Pilgrims when they crossed the Atlantic. But then Mad Jack Oldham changed everything. John Oldham ...

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