Oddly enough, I'm not that familiar with this time in American history. I've never heard of King Phillip's War before reading this book. There were parts of the War section of this book that made me feel a lot of sympathy for the Native Americans and very little for the Pilgrims (well, their children and grandchildren). There are many factors that caused the war, but so many deaths could have been prevented if the English had left the Natives who didn't want to fight alone. They assumed that native = enemy, when several tribes wanted to be left out of the fighting all together and others wanted to fight for the English. You can see which part I was most interested in, right? I liked the rest of the book too, but the War section was the most gripping.