January 1676, at the height of King Philipâ??s War, Joshua Tefft was found guilty of high treason by the Puritan army; his sentence, to be hanged, drawn and quartered, the only Englishman in New England history to suffer such a fate. What was his crime? Was it because he scalped a miller, or that he fought with the Narragansett Indians and killed a captain in the Connecticut army? Was it because he was a Rhode Islander who fell in love with an Indian maiden, or was it all of the above?
Posted October 22, 2019 at 2:05 PM