An allied Puritan and Mohegan force under English Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut, burning or massacring roughly 500 Indian women, men, and children. By the spring of 1637, 13 English colonists and traders had been killed by the Pequot, and Massachusetts Bay Governor John Endecott organized a large military force to punish the Indians. On April 23, 200 Pequot warriors responded defiantly to the colonial mobilization by attacking a Connecticut settlement, killing six men and three women and taking two girls away.On May 26, 1637 Puritans and their Indian allies slaughtered all but a handful of people. On June 5, Captain Mason attacked another Pequot village, being victorious. On July 28, a third attack and massacre occurred and the war ended and most of the surviving Pequot were sold into slavery.