John White’s Pomeiock

John White’s 1585 painting illustrates a palisaded, or fortified, village.  This was a technique used to protect its inhabitants from raiding tribes. Printables: Additional Links: An example and explanation for …

Their Sitting at Meate

John White’s 1585 image of Native Americans eating shows that meals were a communal activity and that tribes were consuming the natural resources available in their particular regions. Printables: Additional …

John White’s Archer

This is John White’s 1585 painting of an archer.  His tools, clothing, hair, and jewelry help illustrate features that would’ve been found amongst different Chesapeake tribes. Printables: Additional Links: A …

Stone Axes

Stone axes were a crucial tool for constructing dugout canoes as well as longhouses and wigwams.  This reproduction offers an example of what a Native American axe may have looked …

Bows and Arrows

This reproduction offers an example of what Native American bows and arrows may have looked like.  These tools would’ve allowed for more successful hunts when compared with the spear hunting …

Projectile Points

This collection of 300 points were all found around the northern portions of the Chesapeake Bay.  Today these stones serve as evidence of the Native American hunters who were here …