Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting

Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (HMBIS)

Location: West Point, VA 23181 King William County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.292', W 76° 47.69'

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In May 1623, Capt. William Tucker led English soldiers from Jamestown to meet with Indian leaders here in Pamunkey territory. The Indians were returning English prisoners taken in March 1622 during war leader Opechancanough's orchestrated attacks on encroaching English settlements along the James River. At the meeting, the English called for a toast to seal the agreement, gave the Indians poisoned wine, and then fired upon them, injuring as many as 150, including Opechancanough and the chief of the Kiskiack. The English had hoped to assassinate Opechancanough, who was erroneously reported as having been slain; they succeeded in 1646.
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Marker NumberOC 3
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341428 N 4156092
Decimal Degrees37.53820000, -76.79483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.292', W 76° 47.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 17.52" N, 76° 47' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 608 14th St, West Point VA 23181, US
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