March 20, 2010

Pix of the King Philip's War game protest

Photos from the rally against the King Philip's War game held in Providence, Rhode Island:

LeeLee Phillips' Photos--Stop the King Philip's War Game March 20, 2010

Julianne Jennings, who organized the event, offers some initial thoughts:We survived the rally.

We had about 75 people in attendance. Can't complain for such short notice.

We did receive lots of media coverage.

Hopefully it will get the ball rolling.

Indian Country Today, The Providence American, Providence Journal, and the Salem Gazett were all there.

Attendees were given the opportunity to voice their concerns.

Annawon Weeden, Wampanoag; Randy Noka, Narragansett; Sachem Seawolf from the Chappaquidick and the Eastern Medicine Singers drum group and many friends.

The event will run in papers in a few days.
An article reviews the event:

In Providence, tribal members protest planned board game

Comment:  For more on the subject, see Train the Holocaust Game and Designer Defends King Philip's War Game.

1 comment:

Brian Hurrel said...

Are you aware that historical wargames have existed for decades? As long as people are getting hysterical over a board game, here are a few more games dealing with Colonial-Native conflicts to protest:

Wilderness War, Geronimo, The Battle of Little Big Horn, A Dark and Bloody Ground, Iroquoia-The Beaver Wars (no, I don't know what that means), Custer's Last Stand, Volley and Bayonet, Custer's Last Stand: The Yellowstone/Little Bighorn Campaign-1876, Pony Soldiers: Skirmish Rules for the Indian Wars & the Old West, Wampanoag, Battlegame Book 1: The Wild West, They Died With Their Boots On Vol.1 & 2, Principles of War-19th Century, Count Coup - An Anthropological Board Game of North American Indian Ways, Mayhem: Muskets and Mohawks, New France 1760, Harvest the Wind, Chiklat-The Indian Warrior Game, Cowboys and Indians, Mad Anthony: War for Ohio 1791-94, Frontier: Blood on the Plains, Rocket's Red Glare, Warpath (1966), Wild Bill Hickock's the Cavalry and the Indians Game (1955), 1812, Fort Apache, Among the War Parties: Adventures in the Early Americas, The Sword in the Forest, F Troop (1965), This Very Ground, Yellow Ribbon, Napenaltowaksche (seems this title is Lenni Lenape (Delaware Indian) for "They will be scalping each other"), Drums of War Along the Mohawk, War in the Forest, Indian Wars, The Great Black Swamp, War Paint, Davy Crockett (1956), The Mystic Warriors of the Plains, Scalplock: A Game of Indian Fighting, and Lords of the Sierra Madre.