By Matt Sabo
The historical markers are the latest to be approved in this region as part of an ongoing effort to tell the centuries-old stories of the American Indians who populated Virginia at the time it was settled by colonialists.
"It's a way to educate the public about little vignettes of Virginia Indian history that weren't well known," said Deanna Beacham, program administrator for the Virginia Council on Indians.
The Nanzattico prisoners under the age of 12 were kept as house servants to members of the Virginia Council, who had ordered the deportation. The event forever changed the Nanzattico.
"After that you never find a record of a Nanzattico," Beacham said.
Let's reiterate the key crime against the Indians:
Normally I wouldn't post something on an unfortunate historical incident like this. But it's interesting that the incident is getting a historical marker but not recognition at Williamsburg. We still have to fight to stop whitewashing history and start telling the truth.
For more on the subject, see Historical Truth Helps Minorities.