(c. 1640–76) leader, or sachem, of the Wampanoag tribe of New England (1662–76), also known as Philip. Despite his many attempts to maintain an uneasy peace, tensions between settlers and local Indians erupted in (King Philip's War (1675–77). He was killed when the forces of Benjamin Church attacked his encampment. His body was drawn, quartered, and beheaded, and his head placed up a pole at Plymouth to serve as a reminder and a warning.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.