American Indian Month

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10:00am - 4:00pm

JamestownDay16_531_rect2Join us for a special tour and programs as Historic Jamestowne commemorates Native American Heritage Month.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed Exhibit, 9:30am—5:30pm
This exhibit draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort that have illuminated the lifeways of the Chesapeake’s Indian peoples. Indian-made clay pipes, pots, shell beads, projectile points, and bone and stone tools have been found—making James Fort one of the richest sites of contact-period Virginia Indian artifacts in the Chesapeake region. Location: Archaearium

Native Lifeways of the Chesapeake, 10:00am—4:00pm
The local Native peoples were frequent visitors to James Fort during the first several years of settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland’s Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers at Jamestown. Location: Inside James Fort

A New Life in the New World, 10:00am—4:00pm
Meet Anas Todkill, one of the settlers that explored the Chesapeake Bay with Captain John Smith. Learn how the English traded with the Virginia Indians for food and information. Location: Inside James Fort

Archaeological Walking Tour, 11:00am-12:00pm
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist to hear about the ongoing excavations and the most significant findings from the perspective of someone who has made some of the exciting discoveries. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

The World of Pocahontas Walking Tour, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Take a walking tour of James Fort focused on the Virginia Indians, their resistance to the English beginning in 1607 and the legacies that have endured over 400 years. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

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