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For the good of the Plantation"
Saturday, March 1 2014

From the Hill of Priestly Divination to the Place of the Antler Wearers: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake
Thursday, March 13 2014 at 5:30 PM

A firme peace forever"
Saturday, March 15 2014

A gentleman of approved behavior"
Saturday, March 29 2014

For the good of the Plantation"
Saturday, March 1 2014
12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
It's March, 1614 and you have arrived in Virginia to hear Captain Argall relate the current state of affairs of the colony. Argall is an experienced sea captain who in 1613 lured Pocahontas onto his ship and brought her to Jamestown. Argall had hoped to ransom Pocahontas but the negotiations have failed. Pocahontas has since become a ward of the colony, and has adopted many of the ways of the English. She has been baptized into the English church and goes by the name "Rebecca." There is speculation that she has expressed an interest in the widower John Rolfe and that he intends to marry her!

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


From the Hill of Priestly Divination to the Place of the Antler Wearers: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake
Thursday, March 13 2014 at 5:30 PM
Historic Jamestowne's World of Pocahontas Lecture Series kicks off this spring with a presentation by anthropologist and author Martin Gallivan as he offers an alternative perspective on the history and culture of the Powhatan and other Native societies in the Chesapeake. The lecture is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in the Hennage Auditorium at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

When the Virginia Company established Jamestown in 1607, the colonists settled amidst the Algonquian-speaking Indians of the Powhatan chiefdom. Beginning with Jamestown's settlement, the history and culture of the Powhatan and other Native societies in the Chesapeake has been framed largely by colonists' documents produced for European audiences. Gallivan's presentation offers an alternative perspective on this history that draws from recent archaeological discoveries and from collaborative research with contemporary Native communities. The primary goal is to shift the frame of reference from English accounts of the colonial era toward a longer narrative history of Tidewater Algonquians' construction of places and communities from A.D. 200 to the 1600s. In this shift, archaeology serves as a method for developing a history of cultural landscapes and a basis for reassessing colonial accounts. Martin Gallivan teaches at William & Mary where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. This lecture draws from Professor Gallivan's forthcoming book From Tsenacomacoh to Powhatan: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake.

General admission tickets for this lecture are $6 for adults and free for students (ID required for entry and admittance is subject to space availability). For tickets, call 1-800-HISTORY.

Price:
$6 for adults and free for students (ID required for entry and admittance is subject to space availability).
Location:
Hennage Auditorium at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact:
(757) 229-4997, x 100. For tickets, call 1-800-HISTORY.


A firme peace forever"
Saturday, March 15 2014
12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
It is March, 1614. Join Edward Brewster, the captain of the guard at James Fort, as he meets with two of Pocahontas's "brothers" Aquinton and Keyghaughton, emissaries of Chief Powhatan, to discuss the pending marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. Opachisco, Pocahontas's uncle, and Tatacoope, a Quiyoughannock prince, have come to Jamestown to represent the great Powhatan. Pocahontas has recently returned from a visit to Powhatan's village where the English took her to show her father that "his daughter was very well and kindly treated." Two of her brothers were "much rejoiced" and have promised to persuade their father to "conclude a firm peace forever." Perhaps these representatives can agree to terms of peace during the wedding.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


A gentleman of approved behavior"
Saturday, March 29 2014
12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Join Martha Sizemore, housekeeper to Rev. Alexander Whitaker, as she shares the recent occurrences in her master's household. It has been a year since Captain Samuel Argall lured Pocahontas onto his boat and brought her to Jamestown. As a ward of the colony, Reverend Whitaker took an interest in Pocahontas's spirituality, ministering to and eventually baptizing her. Martha has watched as Pocahontas has slowly grown more accepting of English ways, wearing English clothes, and even taking the English name "Rebecca". Now "Rebecca" is to marry the widower John Rolfe! Martha will share many of the conversations she has overheard.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


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