Lecture focuses on Indian Wars in Connecticut

The Indian Wars in Connecticut history will be the topic of a lecture by historian David Koch at the Milford Library on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.

Connecticut has generally been seen as a bucolic, rather quiet state. But early in its history, the state saw bloody battles, both between Native American tribes and between natives and colonists.

Koch’s talk will center on two major Indian wars of the period — the Pequot-Mohegan War and King Philip's War. It will also deal in part with the battle fought in Fairfield that ended the Pequot-Mohegan War in 1637.

The talk will present a lesser-known aspect of our region's and state's history, which in turn affected the history of Colonial America deeply.

Koch is an associate professor at Housatonic Community College. He is a lively, engaging speaker with a great depth of knowledge of his subject, program organizers said.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 203-783-3307.