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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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
Wolf
Wolf
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
James Preston Thomas
September 26, 2014
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
Skylar Costello
January 17, 2014
A+