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Native Americans in Virginia
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Eastern Woodlands Indians
Indians that lived in the heavily forested areas of the eastern part of the United States.
Spoken primarly in the Tidewater region. The Powhatan were part of this group.
Spoken primarily in the Piedmont region. The Monacan were a part of this group
Spoken in southwestern Virginia and in the southern Virginia near what is today North Carolina. The Cherokee were part of this group.
Italian explorer who sailed west in search of a shortcut to Asia. He landed in North America and gave the Indians their name because he believed he had landed in the Indies.
Historical objects such as arrowheads, tools, and pottery, made or used by humans.
The study of the material items that past peoples have left behind.
The chief of the Algonquian Indian tribes located in the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) Region. He was also the father of Pocahontas.
Large Indian town used by Indian leaders, such as Chief Powhatan, for several hundred years before the English settlers came. It was the headquarters of the leader, Powhatan, in 1607.
Indian nation that lived in the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) Region of Virginia. Spoke the Algonquian language.
Indian nation that lived in the Piedmont Region of Virginia. Spoke the Siouan language
Indian nation that lived in heavily wooded areas such as the Appalachian Plateau and Southern Virginia near North Carolina. Spoke the Iroquoian language.
Tribes that have kept an Indian identity and have lived within Virginia's boundaries since 1607. There are 11 today living in the Coastal Plain region.
The Three Sisters
Corn, beans and squash
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