the Mountain Meadows Massacre- a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher emigrant wagon train at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah. The attacks culminated on September 11, 1857, with the mass slaughter of most in the emigrant party by members of the Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district, together with some Paiute Native Americans.
Visit Merchant’s Hope Church. The colonial church was built in 1657 and still operates today. It is located on the former site of my ancestor's home, Powelbrooke Plantation, whose owner Capt. Nathaniel Powell (one of the original 1607 Jamestown colonists and former Colonial Governor of Virginia) was killed along with his family and several others during the Powhatan Indian massacre of 1622.
Spooky photographs from spooky discoveries. National Geographic has this ghastly gallery of photographs from zoological or archaeological finds. I leave you here with this “screaming” shattered skull with perfect teeth. It belonged to a British colonist at Wolstenholme Towne, Virginia. The settler did not survive a 1622 attack by Powhatan Indians (or so historians think).