Anglo-Native Virginia: Trade, Conversion, and Indian Slavery by Kristalyn Shefveland

By Kristalyn Shefveland

Shefveland examines Anglo-Indian interactions throughout the belief of local tributaries to the Virginia colony, with particularemphasis at the colonial and tributary and overseas local settlements of the Piedmont and southwestern Coastal simple among 1646 and 1722.

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Trade expanded into the piedmont and areas south of the Anglo settlements of the James River and the tributary settlements of the coastal plain. Th is economy quickly became a vital part of the colony as Virginians utilized Native tributaries as scouts, traders, and allies. Trade in the upper Chesapeake was an important part of the nascent English colony, but the development of the piedmont led to lasting changes for both the English settlers and the Native inhabitants of the region with the introduction of the commercialized slave economy.

The court heard the deposition of settler John Monke, who swore that while out in the country at the home of Captain Wall, he witnessed Elizabeth repeatedly striking Mrs. Wall. Then another witness, Henry Tame, testified that a year before he had witnessed an 38 / Chapter Two altercation between the two women in which Elizabeth acted so violently that she bit Mrs. Wall on the chest and, in yet another incident, she had tried to shove Mrs. ” There is no mention of the cause of the altercation, nor of how Mrs.

Based on maps by Robbie Ethridge, Charles Hudson, and Helen C. Rountree. 30 / Chapter Two Indigenous people of the Great Lakes to adopt or sacrifice as needed. They eventually dominated the entire region, forcing the Westo to move south during the mourning wars in 1656. 25 Factors surrounding the Westo move south to Virginia suggest their previous connections to the region, as the Westo knew that the falls were the center of trade with the Monacan, Mannahoac, and Powhatan. When news of the arrival of northern Indians reached the Virginia Assembly, instead of encouraging trade with the Westo, it chose to remove them by mustering a colonial militia led by Colonel Edward Hill and assisted by Pamunkey and Chickahominy tributaries.

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