The earliest Jamestown records are very interesting.
In the October 1627 court minutes, we find the following commentary:
Capt. Sampson had brought into the colony some Indians from the Carib Islands, who have since run away, hid in the woods, joined Indians here, stole goods and likely killed some people according to some Carib Indians who confessed to the same. After some deliberation, it is ordered that these Carib Indians shall be hanged “till they be dead.”