Anglo Powatan Prototypes (8 AUG)
JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT Update 8 AUG 22
The Jamestown settlement in the colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. It was located on the northwest bank of the James (Powhatan) river, about 2 ½ miles southwest of the centre of modern Williamsburg. It was established by the Virginia Company of London, as James Fort on May 4th 1607.
The Anglo-Powhatan Wars were three conflicts fought between settlers of the Virginia Colony and Algonquin Indians of the Powhatan Confederacy in the early seventeenth Century.
After several years of strained co-existence, Chief Opechancanough and his Powhatan Confederacy attempted to eliminate the English colony. This was the start of the second war which was to last from 1622 to 1626.
Powhatan war practice was to wait and see what would happen after inflicting such a blow, in hopes that the settlement would simply abandon their homeland and move on elsewhere.