King William's War: The Wabanaki and the English lived side by side in relative quiet for ten years after King Philip's War, but tensions over land use persisted. King William's War originated in Europe, but the conflict manifested itself in Maine when a group of Wabanaki near the Saco River killed several English cattle that had trampled their cornfields. Massachusetts responded by taking twenty Wabanaki Indians prisoner. The French joined the Wabanaki in raiding English settlements over the next several years. The raids, including a massacre at York in 1692, convinced most settlers to flee the area. While war ended in Europe in 1697, warfare on the Maine frontier lasted another two years before the Wabanaki and the English colonists signed a peace treaty.

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