On December 13, 1636, the Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. The National Guard of the United States traces its heritage back to this event. By: Redactor A King Resigned Tolvajärvi Victory Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website eight × 7 = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.