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Pocahontas and the Powhatan Nation

Pocahontas and the Powhatan NationThe students' attention is captured right away as the presenter unpacks replicas of artifacts used by the Powhatan Indians nearly 400 years ago. It is nearly impossible to keep students in their seats when they see the bow and arrow, stone tools, animal skins, and the many other items brought into the classroom.

Students are encouraged to identify the various natural resources used by Native American men, women, and children to make their tools and clothing. They will also engage in discussion about Pocahontas and the myths and facts associated with her. The students will experience a thrilling moment when they view an image of what Pocahontas actually looked like, as compared to what they've seen in movies.

I loved the artifacts in the Pocahontas and Powhatan Indian program.
1st Grade Teacher, Stratford Landing Elementary School, Fairfax
  • This is a highly interactive program and is wonderful for all ages.
  • Suggested group size is thirty students.
  • The program lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.

Would you like to request an outreach program? Please fill out our online form to request this program.

Caroline Legros

Caroline Legros, school program coordinator

Are you interested in booking an outreach program for your group? Still have a few questions? I may be reached at clegros@vahistorical.org or at 804.342.9652.I can help you determine what program will best fit the needs of your group and find a date and time for a museum educator to visit you.

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