Today In History: The Jamestown massacre of 1622

The Jamestown massacre was one of the last chances the native american’s had to try and stem the flow of English settlers into Virginia. The news of the attack was betrayed to the settlers the night before the attack but word could not be sent out to all and nearly a third of the colony died in one mass attack. The best place to stop an amphibious invasion is on the beach head, this event was the last best chance the Powhatan had of doing that. In the end all it did was inflame the colonists to bloody retribution, but this was one of the most easily forgotten near misses in American history.

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