Stone, Bone & Clay: Virginia Indians Past and Present

History | Virginia Indians

Karenne Wood speaks at the LVA Virginia Women in History honor ceremony. Photo Credit to Pierre Courtois from Library of Virginia
Karenne Wood speaks at the LVA Virginia Women in History honor ceremony. Photo Credit to Pierre Courtois from Library of Virginia

Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

5005 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22304

Karenne Wood, director of the Virginia Indian Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation, and an anthropologist, will examine the deep history of American Indian presence in what we now call Virginia and consider how our understanding of that history has changed with archaeological discoveries.

She will also analyze the ways in which that story has been presented and how Native people have come to be seen as people of the past through the interpretations of museums and historians, policy makers, and popular media. She’ll consider these issues from a Native perspective and offers ideas intended to expand the story we tell about Virginia‚Äôs first people.