13 Results for tag "American Indian"
From Freedom to Slavery
After making a free life for herself as an adopted Shawnee Indian, Methotaskee is brought back into slavery.
American Indian Interpretation
Explore the diverse cultures of Native peoples striving to preserve their traditional way of life and learn about their roles in creating a new country.
Visit a Nation Builder-Oconostota For Home ED
Step into the past with Oconostota, the Great Warrior of Chota. Through stories and questions, explore the hopes, choices, and challenges he faced.
Presentation: American Indian Life
Through stories and questions, this series of programs will examine a specific aspect of American Indian history, society, and role in the American story.
The American Indian Experience
American Indians were a regular and frequent presence in 18th-century Williamsburg. There were local "tributary" tribes, who were considered subjects of Great Britain by the 18th century, such as the Pamunkey, Mattoponi, and Chickahominy. And there were “foreign” Indian tribes who had a nation to nation relationship with Great Britain, …
FAQs with our American Indian Interpreters
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the story of American-Indian tribes in Virginia. Read on to learn more about the American-Indian community.
Warriors Stood There
Native American people made a significant contribution to US Armed Forces. Read on to learn how they served and sacrificed their lives to service.
Mocassins are soft-soled footwear unique to each Native-American tribe from North and South America. Read on to learn to make a pair of mocassins at home.
Why we use the term American Indian
For clarity and consistency, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has been using the term American Indian since the establishment of the American Indian Initiative program in 2003. The term refers to the peoples of the North American continent and their descendants, who have lived here since before the European settlement began …
American Indian Visitors in Williamsburg
In the 18th century, America Indian delegations were a regular sight in Virginia’s colonial capitol of Williamsburg. During their stay, many of the accommodations, such as an encampment or the expenses incurred at a tavern, would be paid for by the local colonial government. At a time when southeastern and …
5 Things to Know About Navajo Weavings, Adapting Tradition
Thanks to the popularity of Navajo Weavings: Tradition and Trade, the first Native American textiles exhibition at the Art Museums, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum’s next exhibition featuring Native American textiles opened September 10 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery.Navajo Weavings: Adapting Tradition features six …
Orange Shirt Day 2022
Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the U.S. and Canada, these two federal governments oversaw the operation of boarding (their name in the U.S.) and residential (their name in Canada) schools. These “Indian schools” removed Indigenous children from their communities, often via force or coercion, with the specific intent …
That’s True Honor: Native American and Indigenous Veterans
On this Veterans Day, it is important to reflect on the fact that Indigenous Americans have fought in every war in U.S. history. I want to acknowledge and lift up the stories of Indigenous American veterans of the past and present. I’ll begin with two local Native veterans from the …