- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - A deadly chapter in Virginia’s history is being recognized by the state’s Department of Historic Resources.

A state historical marker that harks to early armed conflicts between white settlers and Native Americans during the 1750s and 1760s will be dedicated April 8 in Rockbridge County.

The marker will recognize Kerr’s Creek, where European settlers and Native Americans violently clashed. In 1759 and 1763, Shawnee Indians attacked settlers at Kerr’s Creek, killing and capturing them.

The clashes on Virginia’s western frontier along the base of the Allegheny Mountains occurred during the Seven Years’ War and Pontiac’s War.

The Seven Years’ War was also known as the French and Indian War. During Pontiac’s War, a confederation of Indian tribes attempted to expel the British from the Great Lakes region.

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