Survivors

Photo of Jane Sam

Here is a photo of Jane Sam, one of the few survivors of the Indian Island Massacre who provided multiple eyewitness reports of the attacks. Within the item description, you can find detailed bits of her account and survival.

Photo of Annie Sam

Here is a photo of Annie Sam, one of the few survivors (along with her family) of the Indian Island Massacre. Her sister Jane, one of their brothers, and their mother all hid in the brush, narrowly with their lives.

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Jerry James, Survivor of Indian Island Massacre

Here is a picture of Jerry James, one of the few survivors of the Indian Island Massacre. He was found as an infant on the island in the arms of his dead mother. He grew up to become a respected leader within the Wiyot community and provided information about the tribe to ethnographers. James’s obituary stated that he “carried no malice toward the whites for the murder of his people."