King Philip's Herds Summary

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The academic journal that I decided to review is King Philip 's Herds: Indians, Colonists, and the Problem of Livestock in Early New England by Virginia DeJohn Anderson. My overall impression of this work is that it is very well written and packed with a lot of information. The academic journal gives a deeper understanding to the reader as well as showing how livestock played a role in creating problems between the Native Americans and the colonists. In King Philip 's Herds: Indians, Colonists, and the Problem of Livestock in Early New England, the academic journal follows the struggles as well as the conflicts between the colonists and the Native Americans involving livestock as well as both sides of the argument. When the colonists first arrived in America that brought livestock such as pigs, cows, sheep, and horses, which were not native to America, which caused problems for the Native Americans. The colonist’s success in the colonies depend on their livestock thriving, because the livestock provided them with meat as well as dairy. The main conflict between the Native Americans and colonists involving the livestock stemmed from their overall cultural differences. The Native Americans respected animals and nature while the colonists on regarded animals as food. This began to create a problem for Phillip, because he became torn between his Native American ideals and customs and adapting to the colonists’ ideals and customs. The Native Americans grew agitated with the

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