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Four Men in Sailboat 1900.jpg
Four men in a sailboat pose for the photographer James Mooney, likely on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County, sometime in 1900. Mooney (1861–1921) was an Indiana native who worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of…

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This watercolor by English artist John White shows a bird's-eye view of the Indian town of Secoton, or Secotan, in the Outer Banks region of present-day North Carolina. White visited the town in July 1585. White's detailed rendering of the town shows…

Pocahontas-as-Forest-Girl.jpg
In this nineteenth-century oil portrait of Pocahontas, artist Robert Matthew Sully depicts the legendary Virginia Indian before her conversion to Christianity and her marriage to the English colonist John Rolfe. Despite the artist's attempt to…

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…

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…

The Doctrine of Discovery.mp3
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…

What Pocahontas Saw.mp3
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.

Mattaponi-Encounter-shortened.mp3
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…

Monacan Harvest.mp3
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…

John Smith Map.jpg
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…
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