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Punishing The Nanzaticco Indians EP-5 | Marker History

Punishing The Nanzattico Indians Marker, EP-5

Displaced from their reservation land on both sides of the Rappahannock River at Nanzattico and Portobago Bay, Nanzattico Indians attacked the farm of John Rowley, known for his disputes with the tribe, on 29 Aug. 1704. When captured in Richmond County, seven Nanzattico confessed to murder; five were executed after trial. The Virginia Council deemed forty Nanzattico age 12 or older guilty of complicity and ordered them deported, while keeping the younger children as servants. In 1705, sea captain John Martin transported the adult Nanzattico to the island of Antigua, where they were sold into servitude.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 12/17/09
Year On Marker: 2010
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Region: Fredericksburg-Culpeper-Warrenton and Upper Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: King George County
Physical Description of Location: 17095-17293 Nanzattico Lane (State Route 698) King George, VA 22485.
GPS Location: 38.176216,-77.124141
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