The score in 1675 was Indians-1, English-0. My article on America's most devastating war was just reprinted in American Museum Magazine, at http://www.theamericanmuseum.org/may.10.first.html. I had four ancestors in the conflict; some lived to tell about it.
The story originally ran in Military History Online and was perhaps my first foray into early American History since I had never heard of King Philip’s War. This was followed by pieces on the first shots fired in the Civil War—at Barrancas, Fla., not Fort Sumter; Nieuw Amsterdam’s notorious Gov. Willem Kieft who slaughtered area tribes people; and Bacon’s rebellion in Virginia a hundred years before the American Revolution.
Why can’t history be made more interesting to school kids? I would have been fascinated, but it took me half a century to come around and learn the hard way.