Early US settlers resorted to cannibalism
Images provided May 1, 2013 by the Smithsonian Institute show an incomplete skull excavated at James Fort in Jamestown, Virginia, and a forensic facial reconstruction produced by StudioEIS based on human remains excavated in Jamestown. Early settlers resorted to cannibalism at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, researchers said May 1, 2013
The Powhatan (also spelled Powatan and Powhaten) is the name of a Virginia Indian confederation of tribes. It may also refer to the leader of those tribes, commonly referred to as Chief Powhatan. It is estimated that there were about 14,000–21,000 Powhatan people in eastern Virginia when the English settled Jamestown in 1607. They were also known as Virginia Algonquians, as they spoke an eastern-Algonquian language known as Powhatan or Virginia Algonquin.
Jamestown (originally also called "James Towne" or "Jamestowne") is located on the James River in what is currently James City County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The site is about 40 miles (62 km) inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and about 45 miles (70 km) downstream and southeast of the current state capital city of Richmond. Both the river and the settlement were named for King James I of England, who was on the throne at the time, granted the…
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Connie Lapallo writes about the women & children of early Jamestown. Largely forgotten, Connie has brought back to the life the early heroines of our nation and tells their story of adventure, hunger, survival and growth in the New World. Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky tells the story of the arrival of the women and children to Jamestown – why they came and how they survived the Starving Time. When the Moon Has No More Silver tells the story of growth of the colony and…