Pomeiooc Indian Village
English invaders conquered the Virginia Algonquians due to their superior knowledge, resources, and skills.
For nearly three decades (1607-1630s), the invaders were dependent upon the Algonquians for food, protection, and survival. Not until the 1630s did the invaders gain the advantage due to their superior numbers. Meanwhile, the English began to occupy choice farmland and areas in proximity to prime hunting and fishing spots provoking an Algonquian attack on James River plantations in 1622.