Indian Massacre of 1622

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The Indian Massacre of 1622 was an attack on the settlements of the Virginia Colony by the tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy under their leader Opchanacanough (l. 1554-1646) and his brother Opitchapam (d. c. 1630) resulting in the deaths of 347 colonists. Credit for its success is always given to Opchanacanough with Opitchapam playing a secondary role.

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