- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

POCAHONTAS, Va. (AP) - A southwest Virginia Indian attack in July 1786 is being recognized with a state historical marker.

The marker will be dedicated Saturday in Tazewell County about 5 miles west of Pocahontas. It will memorialize a deadly attack by Shawnee Indians attempting to keep white settlements from spreading into the Ohio Valley.

Militia captain James Moore, his three children and a servant were killed in the initial attack. Six others were captured, including Moore’s wife and another daughter Jane. They were killed near Chillicothe, Ohio. Two other Moore children died during the journey. But two Moore sons later returned to Tazewell County.

The historical marker was issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.


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