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Jamestown History

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The Algonquian Indians used Jamestown Island as a hunting ground before 1607. Then the English came to build Jamestown, and 400 years of dramatic history followed. This ground has felt the footsteps of Pocahontas, John Smith, Nathaniel Bacon, British redcoats, Confederate soldiers and escaped slaves!

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Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting Historical Marker

In May 1623, Captain William Tucker led English soldiers from Jamestown to meet with Indian leaders here in Pamunkey territory. (A historical marker located in West Point in King William County, Virginia.)

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NYPL Digital Collections

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Sunken Confederate ships Virginia (Ram) and Jamestown - James River, VA American Civil War, American History, Picture Photo, Photo Art, Civil War Photos, Thats The Way, Old Pictures, Civilization, Navy

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Over 1,000 High Resolution Civil War Images, Photographs and Cartes de Visites

The Landing at Jamestown from a Dutch Man-of-War Canvas Art - Howard Pyle x History Timeline, Us History, African American History, History Facts, History Education, Family History, Black Hair History, Jamestown Colony, Jamestown History

The Vintage Reader

The same year that Africans were first traded to the Jamestown settlement was also the year the first representative assembly in British North American began, at Jamestown. American slavery and democracy began at the same year in the same place.

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March 22, 1622: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, over a quarter of the colony's population.

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: The Old Church: 1905 high-resolution photo Jamestown History, Jamestown Colony, Historical Pictures, Historical Sites, Historic Jamestowne, Plymouth Colony, Virginia History, Virginia Homes, Mystery Of History

Circa 1905 photo of the 17th century brick church tower on Jamestown Island. For decades this was the only visible remnant of the first permanent English colony in North America. Through most of the 19th century there was no formal visitation; people simply took their boats to the island to picnic near the tower.

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Jamestown was a settlement in the Colony of Virginia. Established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 14, 1607. It was the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States, following several earlier failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke. It would serve as capital of the colony for 83 years (from 1616 until 1699).

 Colonial National Historical Park: A Study of Virginia Indians and Jamestown-The First Century. Some wonderful things on this website including trade beads, shell beads, vessels, masks. Jamestown History, Jamestown Colony, Ancient Artifacts, Early American, First Nations, Teaching Art, Writing Inspiration, Archaeology, Art History

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Townsend Vessel. Colonial National Historical Park: A Study of Virginia Indians and Jamestown-The First Century. Some wonderful things on this website including trade beads, shell beads, vessels, masks.

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Looking to the west from inside the 1907 Memorial Church on Jamestown Island.

An energy company replacing sea cables in the Smalandsfarvandet Sea in Demark, made a spectacular discovery when they found what now appears to be the oldest boat ever found in the country, along with Jamestown History, Old Boats, Mystery Of History, Native American Indians, Native Americans, Viking Age, Stone Age, Alter, Archaeology

Powhatans/Their Manner of Making Their Boates

Primary source image of how the Powhatans made their canoes.

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Jamestown Churches

Visit the real thing at Historic Jamestowne, explore the actual location and active archaeological dig, Jamestown Rediscovery, home of the first successful English settlement.

Go visit Jamestown Island in Virgina. Plenty of history to discover there. "The confederates built Fort Pocahontas to block Federal ships from going up the James River. Jamestown History, Historic Jamestowne, John Smith, Pocahontas, Ships, War, River, Island, Youtube


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