Missionaries killed by spears in rain forest

January 8, 1956 Ecuador 5 Christian missionaries are attacked and killed by spear-wielding Huaorani tribesmen Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Jim Elliot (pictured left to right) as well as Nate Saint and Roger Youderian had previously visited the Huaorani tribe since September 1955, delivering gifts and were generally well-received. On January 6, small group of…