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Werowocomoco Unearthed.mp3
When Robert and Lynn Ripley purchased a 300-acre farm in Gloucester County, they knew that archaeologists suspected it was once the home of Powhatan, the Indian chief who reigned when the first English settlers moved into Virginia. Researchers…

Massacre Medallion.jpg
The bearded settler at center, sword in hand, motions to other Jamestown residents to flee the violent scene unfolding during the so-called Jamestown Massacre of 1622, an event Indians call the Great Attack. At his feet, a fellow settler lies gravely…

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Two views of an Indian priest from the town of Secotan are shown in this colored engraving by Gysbrecht van Veen based on a watercolor painting by John White. The image shows life as it was lived by the Algonquian-speaking Indians in the Outer Banks…

E141B91NobilisVirgoExSecota.jpg
An Indian woman covering her breasts with her arms is depicted from the front and back in this colored engraving by Gysbrecht van Veenbased on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding some detail to White's eyewitness sketch, van Veen attempts to…

E141B91P13-PreftigiatorXI.jpg
An Indian medicine man appears to be in the midst of a ritual dance in this engraving by Gysbrecht van Veen based on an earlier watercolor painting by John White. The image is one of a series that portrayed the lives of the Algonquian-speaking…

Algonquian_langs.jpg
This map shows the distribution of Algonquian-language speakers among American Indians prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Early Virginia Indiansspoke dialectsof Algic, Iroquoian, or Siouan, three large linguistic families that include many of…

Siouan_lang.jpg
This map shows the distribution of Western Siouan–language speakers among American Indians prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Early Virginia Indiansspoke dialectsof Algic, Iroquoian, or Siouan, three large linguistic families that include…

Iroquoian_lang.jpg
This map shows the distribution of Iroquoian-language speakers among American Indians prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Early Virginia Indians spoke dialects of Algic, Iroquoian, or Siouan, three large linguistic families that include many of…

The Abduction of Pocahontas.jpg
An early twentieth-century oil painting by Philadelphia artist Jean-Léon Gérôme Ferris presents a dramatic scene of the arrival of Pocahontas, daughter of Indian paramount chief Powhatan, in Jamestown following her abduction by…

Virginia Item et Floridae.jpg
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…
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