January, 1715: Yamassee War erupts in South Carolina and all over English-trading South

The war was in response to the British Indian slave trade. Charlestowne and Port Royal were partially burned, and townspeople survived by retreating to ships at anchor in bay. Many English traders were killed in the Indian towns across the Southeast. Chickasaws and some upper Creeks alone protected their British traders. The Chickasaws allowed their British traders to be killed.

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