Algonquian tribe originally united with the Mohegans, which moved south to the Connecticut Valley and there dominated neighboring tribes. The war-like spirit of the Pequot under Sassacus led to one of the most serious of the New England Indian wars (1637), after which members of the tribe were dispersed among other groups. The best account of the Pequot War is that of the English commander John Mason in his Brief History of the Pequot War, edited by Thomas Prince (1736). Another officer, John Underhill, described the war in his News from America (1638), as did the Rev. Philip Vincent in A True Relation of the Late Battell Fought in New England (1638).
Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Literature.