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LAST INDIAN-SETTLER CONFLICT
A series of conflicts between settlers and Native Americans, including the French and Indian War, the Cherokee War, and Pontiac's War, occurred along the western frontier of the colonies. The last documented clash in the Shenandoah Valley took place nearby in 1766. A small band of Indians attacked the Sheetz and Taylor families as they fled for safety to the fort of Woodstock. Mathias Sheetz and Taylor were both killed, but their wives used axes to fight off the Indians and escape with the children.
Department of Historic Resources, 2000