Browse Items tagged "environment" (6 total)

This map of Virginia and the Carolinas by the Dutch cartographer Jodocus Hondius (1583–1612) combines the efforts of two previous mapmakers, John White andJacques le Moyne(ca. 1533–1588), both of whom, unlike Hondius, had visited the…

When the British planted a cross and their flag on territory previously unclaimed by European nations, they were, Chief Justice John Marshall would later say, exercising a right of discovery that extended back to the fifteenth century colonization by…

Historians Helen Rountree and Camilla Townsend deconstruct and demystify the legend of Pocahontas in this January 14, 2007, radio broadcast of With Good Reason, hosted by Sarah McConnell and produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

In this report by Peter Solomon, Mattaponi chief Carl Custalow explains the process of fertilization and release that has been practiced at the Mattaponi shad hatchery since the 1920s. This is one of five separate features, producedby theVirginia…

In this episode of the radio programElder Wisdom with Barbara Roberts, which first aired sometime around 2001, Roberts interviews Monacan tribal members Karenne Wood, Hattie Bell Hamilton, and Lacey Branham on the topic of food and culture. Elder…

Based on information by Captain John Smith, this map of the Chesapeake region contains extraordinary geographic detail as well as the locations of Indian settlements. The area on the map defined as "Powhatan" is where the Algonquian-speaking Indians…