Jamestown

* The first permanent English settlement in the New World.  Established in 1607.  The photos that follow are all taken at the museum, located just a 1/4 mile from the original settlement.  There is the Powhatan Indian Village, the ships, and the settler’s fort.

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This may dispel some thoughts that all Indians lived in teepees. The Powhatan Indians that communed with the settlers at Jamestown lived in these reed-covered huts. This is the tribe of Pocahontas, who would be vital in establishing peace between the settlers and her father’s tribe.

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Inside a Powhatan hut.

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Animal skin dried and stretched for various uses, primarily clothing.

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Two of the recreated ships used to bring the original settlers to Jamestown in 1607. The Godspeed and The Susan Constant. The third ship, The Discovery was under repair.

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Anglican church of the Jamestown fort.

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Inside the church, our guide provides us the religious customs of the day. One being that if you did not attend church, you would be fined or imprisoned!

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The armory at the Jamestown fort

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An indian cover for protection against the elements in order to work or prepare food outdoors.

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