Native Americans Attack Settlements of Middleborough and Dartmouth

The war quickly spread, and soon involved the Podunk and Nipmuck tribes.

During the summer of 1675 the Native Americans attacked at Middleborough and Dartmouth (July 8), Mendon (July 14), Brookfield (August 2), and Lancaster (August 9). In early September they attacked Deerfield, Hadley, and Northfield (possibly giving rise to the Angel of Hadley legend.)

King Philip's War of 1675-1676 is what followed in the aftermath. Massachusetts Bay Colony came quickly to the aid of Plymouth after they failed at a diplomatic solution with Metacomet. Metacomet quickly destroyed the town of Dartmouth, forced the evacuation of Middleboro , and then his group fled to central Massachusetts where they continued to raid, attack, and burn villages while gaining additional allies.