The Massacre Of 1622
Photo credit: Matthaus Merian the Elder
The attack on the colony of Jamestown that erupted on the morning of March 22, 1622, proved to be one of the deadliest days in the history of colonial America. Angered by the growing English population and the less than friendly manner of the English colonists who began settling away from the coast, the Powhatan tribe surprised the citizens of Jamestown and ultimately killed 347 of them.
The massacre, which was part of a larger Powhatan uprising, nearly ended the English colony of Virginia. One-sixth of all Virginians were killed on March 22, while many others became lost or were taken prisoner.
I'd say the Indians did a number on Jamestown with this attack. To lose one-sixth of your people in one attack has got to be devastating, to say the least!
Coffee out on the patio where it seems as though Spring has shown up once more!