Indian Prisoners Abandoned on Tangier Island

Indian Prisoners Abandoned on Tangier Island (HMVG8)

Location: Reedville, VA 22539 Northumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 50.54', W 76° 17.252'

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Following paramount chief Opechancanough's 1644 organized attacks against the English colonists for encroaching on Indian lands, Governor William Berkeley led further military strikes against the Virginia Indians in July 1645, taking many prisoners. On August 9, the Virginia Council decided to transport all the Indian male prisoners more than 11 years of age to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay "to prevent their returning to and strengthening their respective tribes." Berkeley's own ship transported the prisoners to Tangier, where they were abandoned. Their fate is unknown.
HM NumberHMVG8
Marker NumberJT 91
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 386714 N 4189102
Decimal Degrees37.84233333, -76.28753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.54', W 76° 17.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 32.40" N, 76° 17' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 468 Buzzards Point Rd, Reedville VA 22539, US
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