Little Falls Virginia

In 1634  Englishman Henry Fleete, an adventurer from a wealthy family,  sailed up the river as far as the Little Falls, in Virginia.  He was interested in trading with the Patawomeke (Potomac) Indians who lived along the river near the area of Rosslyn.
However, the Patawomeke's enemies, the Nacotchtank raided the Patawomeke village in 1623, killed  a lot of people and took Fleete captive for fouryears 1623-1627  (Not twelve as is usually reported)  before the Virginia colony purchased his release.

The Nacotchtanks kept him as their prisoner for five years. Finally, the Virginia government paid the Nacotchtanks a ransom to release Fleet.


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