The Establishment of Jamestown in 1607

When I was growing up, I was quite blessed that my family undertook long vacations each summer from our homes in Texas, Tennessee, or Kansas. Many of these holiday trips had as their final destination the home of a relative, most of whom lived on either the Atlantic Seaboard or out west in California. En route from our mid-America starting points, we would drive from … Continue reading The Establishment of Jamestown in 1607

Pocahontas

On April 5, 1614,  Native American Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in the British colony of Virginia. Born Matoaka and known as Amonute, Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tsenacommacah, encompassing the Tidewater region of Virginia. Notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia,  she is said to have … Continue reading Pocahontas