Virginia's First People

The Indians of Virginia

Dr. Helen Rountree — Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Old Dominion University — and Dr. Michael Barber — State Archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources — discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.

Segments include:
The Weyanoke: A World of Water and Land
The Weyanoke: Farmers and Hunters
The Weyanoke: Stone, Bone, and Clay Artifacts
Stone Tools
Bone Tools
The Atlatl: Mysterious Artifacts
Werowocomoco: Trading with the Powhatan
The Powhatan: The Language Barrier
The Powhatan: The Culture Barrier
Losing the Land


Suggested Resources:

Education Resources from the National Museum of the American Indian
Virginia’s First People: Past and Present from the Virginia Department of Education
Virginia Indian Living from Jamestown Rediscovery

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