Virginia Indian Resources

Suggested Readings, Elementary School
Dorris, Michael. 1996. Sees Behind Trees. Historic fiction. New York: Hyperion. Smith, Karla. 2003. Virginia Native Peoples. Chicago: Heinemann, State Studies. Five Ponds Press. 2010. Our Virginia. Fourth-grade social studies textbook.

High School & Above
Cook, Samuel B. 2000. Monacans and Miners: Native American and Coal Mining Communities in Appalachia. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (1st half especially recommended). Egloff, Keith, and Deborah Woodward. 2006. First People: The Early Indians of Virginia. 2nd ed. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Feest, Christian F. 1990. "The Powhatan Indians." In Indians of North America, Frank W. Porter, III, ed. New York: Chelsea House Publishers (classic secondary source). Gleach, Frederic W. 1997. Powhatan’s World and Colonial Virginia. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (chapter 1 especially recommended). Haile, Edward W. 1998. Jamestown Narratives: Eyewitness Accounts of the Virginia Colony: The First Decade 1607-1617. Champlain, VA: RoundHouse (primary source material). Hantman, Jeffrey L. 1990. "Between Powhatan and Quirank: Reconstructing Monacan Culture and History in the Context of Jamestown." American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 92, No. 3 (Sept.), 676-690. Hantman, Jeffrey L. and Gary Dunham. 1993. "The Enlightened Archaeologist." Archaeology, May/June. Rountree, Helen C. 1990. Pocahontas’s People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia Through Four Centuries. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press (classic secondary source). Rountree, Helen C. and Thomas E. Davidson. 1997. Eastern Shore Indians of Virginia and Maryland. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

Townsend, Camilla. 2004. Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma. New York: Hill and Wang. Wood, Karenne (ed.). 2010. The Virginia Indian Heritage Trail. 3rd ed. Charlottesville: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Web Resources
Virginia’s First People. Comprehensive educational web site developed by Virginia Department of Education and Prince William Network. History, geography, culture, lesson plans, Standards of Learning revisions, instructional resources. At Virginia Indian Heritage Program. Print, audio & video resources, teacher institutes, traveling exhibits, and more. A division of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. At Virginia Council on Indians. State organization serving as liaison between staterecognized tribes, the Governor, and the Virginia legislature. At

Web Resources, Jamestown and the Colonial Period
Historic Jamestowne. Site of the first permanent English settlement in the western hemisphere. Lesson plans, educational programs. Archaeology, social studies. At Jamestown Journey. The official education curriculum website of "America's 400th Anniversary." Download free lesson plans. Civics, cultural diversity, social studies, and more. Virtual Jamestown. A digital research-teaching-learning project to explore the legacies of the Jamestown settlement, and “the Virginia experiment.” At

Prince William Network. 2008. Ice Age Discoveries. DVD or streaming video at Moretti-Langholtz, Danielle. 2003. In Our Own Words: Voices of Virginia Indians. VHS. American Indian Resource Center. Williamsburg, VA: College of William and


With Good Reason, public radio programs, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities: “The ‘Discovery’ of North America.” November 2009. Featuring Robert Miller (Eastern Shawnee) and Karenne Wood (Monacan). “What Pocahontas Saw.” January 2006. Featuring Helen Rountree and Camilla Townsend. “By Definition: The Racial Integrity Act of 1924.” February 2010. Featuring Jeffrey Hantman, Helen Rountree, and J. David Smith. “Encounters.” Five 3-minute features with Virginia tribal leaders, discussing current issues facing Virginia Indians:

“Writing Collaborative History: UVA and the Monacan Indian Nation.” Research Channe, (60 min.). Featuring Jeffrey Hantman, Karenne Wood, Daniel Red Elk Gear, and Chief Kenneth Branham. rID=3603&fID=345

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