Nightmare in Jamestown

Categories: Documentary, History, War
50min | 2005
This is the story of bubonic plague, starvation, espionage and cannibalism-and the founding of America's first colony. In 1607, a handful of English adventurers set sail across the Atlantic, they landed in Jamestown expecting a paradise teeming with gold and riches.

Now, 400 years later, NIGHTMARE IN JAMESTOWN sheds light on Colonial American as you've never seen it before. National Geographic's exclusive access to forensics and archaeology National Geographic reveals shocking new evidence about survival of the settlers in the New World. Startling new discoveries unearthed at Jamestown revealed a grisly struggle for survival in the New World; hostile natives, Spanish spies, drought, secret plots, disease, and hunger so extreme that some settlers may have resorted to cannibalism.

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Topics: Survival, Biography, Starvation, Native Americans, Disease, Hunger, Cannibalism, Virginia, Colonization, American History
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monicahenney625
monicahenney625
December 15, 2014
A
Mr. Go History Teacher
Mr. Go History Teacher
December 4, 2014
B+
This is an interesting, easily accessible documentary. There are some assumptions and it is perhaps over dramatic to history junkies. However, this is a great video to draw interest in the topic from those not already interested. Dry documentaries just don't do it for most potential viewers. There has to be some drama, some mystery, some taboo to get people interested. I am a middle/high school social studies teacher. Whenever I give my students facts about the first colonies, they look at me like they are watching paint dry. When I start talking about the mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke and the dark days of starvation and possibly cannibalism in Jamestown, their ears perk up. This video is factual, yet has enough of the spark to keep even 14-16 year old kids interested.
John Marin
John Marin
October 10, 2014
C
In 1607 the word America was 100 years old having been invented by German cartographers in St. Die, Lorraine Germany. The real European discoverers and conquerors were Hispanics who overthre mighty aboriginal empires such as the Aztecs, Mayas, Incas and untold millions in the Caribbean and after 1508 as they entered the world of greater America created systems of government referred to as Viceroyalties.
omgamazingpics
omgamazingpics
October 1, 2014
A+
Amazing History Documentary Movie about War
Hilario Fareaux
Hilario Fareaux
September 28, 2014
Wonderful documentary, it's kind of sad how some of the English men died do to famish...etc...it always bothers me though how they always depict Native Indians as hustle, savages...etc...the America's was their land, I've never read or heard Indigenous Native Indian People going to Europe and taking it over. The hustles and savages were the Spanish Conquistadores, the British and French.
bob
bob
September 26, 2014
F
James Preston Thomas
James Preston Thomas
September 26, 2014
C+
A C+ rating, as numerous errors , in both fact and nuanced, mars this video, It sounds much like a travelogue for the English, implying and inferring too much with a bias. Not as professional as it should have been.
a
a
September 21, 2014
Can I just enjoy the movie without the commercials? Anyhow...great documentary and still there is this question on my head. How many of the remains have arrows..they keep talking about the natives but most of the bodies found died from other circumstances so why keep talking about savage natives?
Donna Fleming
Donna Fleming
April 29, 2014
D