List of important Pequot sites to be investigated

Groton, Connecticut (AP) 7-08

A team from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is using a $22,000 grant to study sites for possible inclusion in the federal National Battlefields listing. They hope to search for artifacts and information about the following events and sites.

– The Battle of Mystic Fort. Included would be routes of marching and retreat by English forces and their American Indian allies, and the Porters’ Rocks area where the English and their allies camped.

Also included: Mystic Fort, which was attacked and burned; Wienshauks Fort, the main Pequot village; and Fishtown Brook, the site of a major Pequot counterattack after the destruction of Mystic Fort.

– Fort Saybrook, besieged by the Pequot in fall and winter of 1636-1637, including skirmishes in the lower Connecticut River Valley.

– Pequot attack on English colonists at Wethersfield.

– Pequot Swamp in Fairfield, site of the “Pequot Swamp Fight” on July 15, 1637, the last major action of the war.

– Dover Stone Church site in Dover Plains, N.Y., where Chief Pequot sachem Sassacus and his remaining warriors were intercepted and executed by the Mohawk.