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Nightmare in Jamestown

Nightmare in Jamestown
50:32 | 2005

Categories: Documentary, History, War

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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Hameesh Jimmy
m********m
May 5, 2015
C
Needs more history of the Native Americans. I would also like to see another documentary on what happened after Jamestown flourished and survived.
Soul Flower
e********t
March 30, 2015
F
I can't give this anything greater...as the LIES are dehumanizing to those who were originally here. Where are they now? What happened to them? Tell the truth or nothing at all.
null
l********t
December 30, 2014
B-
monicahenney625
m********m
December 15, 2014
A
Mr. Go History Teacher
j********m
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
m********m
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
o********m
October 1, 2014
A+
Amazing History Documentary Movie about War
Hilario Fareaux
h********m
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
b********m
September 26, 2014
F
James Preston Thomas
s********m
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.
Donna Fleming
d********m
April 29, 2014
D
Wolf
w********m
March 30, 2014
B
Decent overall; the forensics are great. The overly dramatic music in the background gets very old. Especially at the end, they completely glorify the "colonization" of the continent, without bringing up the reality of genocide of the original owners of the land.
James Preston Thomas
s********m
September 26, 2014
B
Wolf, don't be too quick with the 'original owners of the land'. You to are showing either political correctness or an Anthropological bias. European Caucasians predate the north Asian migration into the geographical area, by several thousand years .
Skylar Costello
p********m
January 17, 2014
A+
OLGA
o********m
December 3, 2013
A
Jo S
c********m
December 2, 2013
Great interpretation, based on evidence, of the earliest European settlers to arrive in Jamestown. Adds a great deal of depth to former historical accounts.
George
n********m
November 27, 2013
A
samkele galele
w********m
November 26, 2013
D
corey williiams
c********m
October 16, 2013
F
Jose Moya Olmos
m********m
October 14, 2013
B
Shorasool Shatursun
s********m
October 7, 2013
A+
Watched it!
Hans Medina
d********m
October 7, 2013
A+
Nothing, it's just awesome.
NaDira Anderson
u********m
October 7, 2013
watched it!
Lella
l********m
October 1, 2013
A
Marcie
t********m
September 27, 2013
A
Karen Eldredge
k********m
September 27, 2013
A+
Joey Browder
j********m
September 26, 2013
A
Joseph Whitfield
d********m
September 25, 2013
A+
best documentary ive ever seen