Thu, February 5, 2015

Success Amidst Disaster: Connecticut in the Great Narragansett War (King Philip's War) 1675-1676

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All lectures are held in the multipurpose rooms of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The building opens at 6:30 p.m., the talk begins at 7:15 p.m., and the question period concludes around 8:30 p.m. All are welcome, and the event is free! For further information, please call 717-245-3972

February 5, 2015 (Thursday)
Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Reading in Military History with Major Jason Warren, USAWC

Major Jason Warren, USAWC
Lecture Date: February 5, 2015
Title: "Success Amidst Disaster: Connecticut in the Great Narragansett War (King Philip's War) 1675-1676"

In 1675 and 1676, the Wampanoag Indian alliance violently pushed back against encroaching Europeans, devastating much of New England in the conflict historians have dubbed, "King Philip's War." One colony, however, emerged from the bloody conflict relatively unscathed. With the exception of some remote settlements, Connecticut, unlike the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, did not experience the carnage of this blood-soaked contest. Major Jason W. Warren broadens the history of King Philip's War in his book, Connecticut Unscathed: Victory in the Great Narragansett War, 1675-1676, by reveling a new perspective on this chapter of Colonial America and the critical role of the Narragansetts, the largest Indian tribe in southern New England at the time. Warren explains how Connecticut's comparatively conservative Indian policies were key in making an alliance with the otherwise hostile Mohegans and Pequots possible.

Major Jason Warren graduated from West Point in 1999 and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps. He served as a Platoon Leader and Logistics Officer with the 10th Military Police Battalion, 10th Mountain Division. Warren received his doctorate in history from Ohio State University and served as an Assistant Professor of History at West Point. In 2012 and 2013, Major Warren served as a strategist and training officer for the 3rd Infantry Division in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Currently, he is a strategist and the Director, Concepts and Doctrine at the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership and Development.