6:30 – 7:30 pm
Lecturer: William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University

During King Philip’s War between the Wampanoag leader Metacomet (King Philip) and the English Colonists, the town of Providence was destroyed by a Native American coalition on March 29, 1676. Providence was one of two major English settlements burned to the ground – the other was Springfield, Massachusetts. A look to the past with this discussion of the burning of Providence and Roger Williams’ conference with the Indians in 1676.