Browse Items tagged "oral history" (15 total)

POCAHONTAS. The daughter of the Indian Chief Powhattan who was mov’d, by her eloquent importunities, to save the life of Captain Smith, his prisoner and doomed, by a Council of war, to a cruel death. Upon the barren sand, The lonely…

The Virginia Indian Pocahontas pleads for the life of Jamestown colonist John Smith in this reenactment of the legendary 1607 event. Three hundred years after the dramatic rescue, members of the Pamunkey Indian tribe recreated this scene at the…

This engraved portrait of Captain John Smith, identified here as "Admirall of New England," is a detail from a map of New England that was included in Smith's bookThe Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles(1624). The same…

When Robert and Lynn Ripley purchased a 300-acre farm in Gloucester County, they knew that archaeologists suspected it was once the home of Powhatan, the Indian chief who reigned when the first English settlers moved into Virginia. Researchers…

Historians Helen Rountree and Camilla Townsend deconstruct and demystify the legend of Pocahontas in this January 14, 2007, radio broadcast of With Good Reason, hosted by Sarah McConnell and produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

In this excerpt from "Jamestown: What Pocahontas Saw," an episode of the radio program With Good Reason, Keith Smith, a Nansemond Indian, and Sue Elliott, a Monacan Indian, discuss native views of Jamestown andPocahontas. The program first aired…

Karenne Wood, director of the Virginia Indian Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Ken Custalow, a member of the Mattaponi Tribe, at his home on the Mattaponi Reservation in King William County.

Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Carilyn Sue Branham Elliott, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation, at the Monacan Tribal Center in Amherst County.

Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Pam Talbott, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation, at the Monacan Tribal Center in Amherst County.

Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Powhatan Red Cloud-Owen while the two are driving.