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Pamunkey tribute to Virginia governor, 2003
Pamunkey tribute to Virginia governor, 2003
Photograph of Pamunkey Indians presenting a deer as tribute to Virginia governor, 2003. Pictured from left to right are Robert Gray, Pamunkey Chief William P. Miles, Governor Mark Warner, Pamunkey Assistant Chief Warren Cook, Gary Miles, and Jeff Brown.
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Prairie outside Town Creek Indian Mound
Prairie outside Town Creek Indian Mound
The tall grasses growing outside the palisade of Town Creek Indian Mound approximate the area's native prairie. When the town was inhabited by Indians of the Pee Dee culture, around the eleventh century, it was probably surrounded by this kind of vegetation....
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First Human inhabitants
First Human inhabitants
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Dashed hopes for the frontier
In Revolutionary North Carolina, page 2.2
The British won vast territory in North America after the Seven Years’ War, but with that territory came the problem of governing it. British officials tried -- and failed -- to balance the interests of colonists and American Indians, and the conflicts that resulted made the colonists increasingly unhappy with British rule and led, ultimately, to the American Revolution.
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Orange County Historical Museum
Take a tour of the Orange County Historical Museum to see the collection of artifacts from pre-history through the early twentieth century.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County
A wonderful selection of minerals, gemstones, fossils, and Native American artifacts can be found in this museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Artifacts found by waterscreening
Artifacts found by waterscreening
Small artifacts recovered by waterscreening.
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Excavation block
Excavation block
An exavation block at Occaneechi Town with plowed soil removed. The dark stains are archaeological features.
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Baptism of Pocahontas
Baptism of Pocahontas
John Gadsby Chapman's painting, commissioned in 1837, depicts Pocahontas' baptism in Jamestown, Virginia, around 1613 or 1614. In the painting, Pocahontas (soon to be baptized Rebecca) wears a white dress and kneels before a baptismal font in a church. Anglican...
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Intrigue of the Past
Lesson plans and essays for teachers and students explore North Carolina's past before European contact. Designed for grades four through eight, the web edition of this book covers fundamental concepts, processes, and issues of archaeology, and describes the peoples and cultures of the Paleoindian, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Backfilling the Occaneechi Town excavation
Backfilling the Occaneechi Town excavation
Student backfilling an archaeological excavation.
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Ancient pits
Ancient pits
Photograph of students revealing ancient pits by troweling the top of subsoil.
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Establishing the site grid
Establishing the site grid
Photograph of students using a transit to establish a grid line at Occaneechi Town.
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Historic Hope Plantation
Located near Windsor, NC, the plantation complex offers unique insights into the late 18th- and 19th-century rural life in eastern North Carolina and the South.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
French and Indian War Cherokee
French and Indian War Cherokee
At a French and Indian War re-enactment at Fort Dobbs, North Carolina, three men portraying Cherokee warriors have a discussion in the woods with a man portraying a provincial soldier.
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Stephen Adkins, chief of the Chickahominy tribe
Stephen Adkins, chief of the Chickahominy tribe
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Arrowheads from the Town Creek Indian Mound
Arrowheads from the Town Creek Indian Mound
These are arrowheads from the Town Creek Indian Mound near Mount Gilead, North Carolina.
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The Lost Colony
In Sir Walter Raleigh and South America, page 3
Sir Walter Raleigh's brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, attempted to establish an English settlement in North America first. He made landfall in Nova Scotia and sailed down the coast, searching for possible settlement locations. His expedition met constant storms...
By William M. Wisser.
Post hole structure
Post hole structure
A circular ring of post hole stains at the Wall site, near Occaneechi Town, showing where a house once stood.
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Onslow County Museum
Learn about the history of Onlsow County and "retrace the area's progression from 65 million years ago to the present."
Format: article/field trip opportunity