Jamestown Colony

Jamestown Colony’s Captive Women

Just a quick note to add a link to a site with more details than I’ve previously found concerning the 20 to 30 women captives taken by the Powhatans during the famous Jamestown Massacre of March 22, 1622, aka, the Powhatan Uprising.

For years neither the colonists nor Virginia Company officials in London made efforts to secure the release of these women though some were eventually returned to the settlement the worse for wear.

Check out more concerning this tragic tale at historynet.com


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