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1640 map of southern Virginia and eastern Florida
1640 map of southern Virginia and eastern Florida
The title of this 1640 map, Virginiæ partis australis, et Floridæ partis orientalis, translates to "Virginia parts south and Florida parts east." At the time, Virginia included all the British land along the east coast, so the map covers the...
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1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians
1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians
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1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians: Article XVI
1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians: Article XVI
Article XVI of the 1677 treaty between Virginia and the Indians.
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1860 county map of North Carolina and southern Virginia
1860 county map of North Carolina and southern Virginia
This 1860 map of North Carolina and southern Virginia clearly shows the county borders at the time. The map also depicts major roads and towns.
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1891 railroad map of eastern North Carolina
1891 railroad map of eastern North Carolina
1891 railroad map of eastern North Carolina and Virginia. A blue highlighted line emphasizes the Norfolk and Western railroad line. Other railroad lines are visible. Lines highlighted in red show what appear to be major water routes.
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1924 Virginia Health Bulletin
1924 Virginia Health Bulletin
Virginia Health Bulletin announcing the Racial Integrity Act, 1924. The act, administered by Virginia state official Walter Plecker, sought to prevent interracial marriage, and made it illegal for people to identify their race as Indian. The full text of the...
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1943 Letter from Walter Plecker
1943 Letter from Walter Plecker
Letter from Virginia state official Walter Plecker to voting registrars, health care workers, school superintendents, and clerks of the court, 1943.
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About the Archaeology Primer
In Excavating Occaneechi Town: An archaeology primer, page 1
The Occaneechi Indians were once prominent in the Virginia and Carolina Piedmont. As their numbers were reduced by clashes with European colonists, they retreated to a village on the Eno River. Their numbers further dwindled due to disease and warfare, and by 1730 the Occaneechi were all but gone. In 1983, archaeologists discovered a village site near Hillsborough, North Carolina. Through a series of digs, they confirmed that they had found Occaneechi Town.
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An Aged Man in His Winter Garment
An Aged Man in His Winter Garment
"An Ageed Manne in His Winter Garment." Theodor de Bry's engraving of an American Indian man, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the foreground, the man is standing with his right...
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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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A blue heron in flight on Lake Gaston
A blue heron in flight on Lake Gaston
A blue heron takes flight on Lake Gaston in Warren County, North Carolina. Lake Gaston is also partially located in Northampton County, Halifax County, and part of Virginia.
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The Broiling of Their Fish over the Flame
The Broiling of Their Fish over the Flame
"The Brovvyllinge of Their Fishe ouer the Flame." Theodor de Bry's engraving of two American Indian men cooking fish, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the center, two large fish...
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Bull Mountain, Virginia
Bull Mountain, Virginia
Bull Mountain, in Patrick County, Virginia, seen from a distance.
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Burned houses in Virginia, Civil War
Burned houses in Virginia, Civil War
In Hampton, Virginia, brick chimneys remain where houses have been burned by Union soldiers during the Civil War.
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The Carte of All the Coast of Virginia
The Carte of All the Coast of Virginia
Engraving by Theodor de Bry, based on John White's ca. 1585–1586 map of the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. The engraving was published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. Theodor...
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Chesapeake Bay area, 1812-1814
Chesapeake Bay area, 1812-1814
Map shows key locations in the Chesapeake campaign during the War of 1812, August—September 1814.
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A Chief Lady of Pomeiooc
A Chief Lady of Pomeiooc
"A Chieff Ladye of Pomeiooc." Theodor de Bry's engraving of an American Indian woman and girl, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the foreground, the woman stands with her head...
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A Chief Lorde of Roanoac.
A Chief Lorde of Roanoac.
"A Cheiff Lorde of Roanoac." Theodor de Bry's engraving of an American Indian man, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the foreground, the man is depicted from both the front and...
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Circa 1714 map — Carolina detail
Circa 1714 map — Carolina detail
Detail of Johann Baptist Homann's hand-colored engraved map, Virginia Marylandia et Carolina... The map was first published in numerous atlases beginning in 1714, and depicts Homann's interpretation of the American colonies as...
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Circa 1714 map of Maryland, Virginia, and Carolina
Circa 1714 map of Maryland, Virginia, and Carolina
Johann Baptist Homann's hand-colored engraved map Virginia Marylandia et Carolina... was first published in a 1714 atlas, and was re-published numerous times thereafter. The map depicts Homann's interpretation of the American...
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