Indian massacre of 1622

assault by Virginia Indians on English plantations along the James River in the Colony of Virginia

The Indian massacre of 1622 (also known as the Jamestown Massacre) was an event where around 347[1] people were killed in the Virginia Colony of North America on Good Friday, March 22, 1622. The number killed, 347, was almost one-third of the English population of Jamestown. They were killed by a number of surprise attacks by the Powhatan Confederacy (a Native American tribe), who were ruled by Chief Opechancanough.

A woodcut of the Indian massacre of 1622 by Theodore de Bry.


Further readingEdit

  • Price, David A. (2003). "March 22, 1622: Skyfall". Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of A New Nation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. pp. 200–221. ISBN 0375415416.
  • Rajtar, Steve (1999). Indian War Sites. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 0786407107.