Virginia Indian Program

The Virginia Indian Heritage Program at VFH is helping to redress centuries of historical omission, exclusion, and misrepresentation. It creates opportunities for Virginians of all ages, as well as visitors to the state, to learn about the history and cultures of Virginia Indian people and communities, past and present.

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Book cover: Red Ink by Drew Lopenzina

Red Ink

Tune in to hear about literacy in American Indian communities, the not-so-lawless Virginia frontier, and the sounds of early America.
Mythologized version of Pocahontas saving John Smith. Based on the engraving “Smith Rescued by Pocahontas,” by Christian Inger, 1870, Virginia Historical Society.

Past Silences

Karenne Wood says if we want a history that is closer to the truth, we need to create and recreate our stories in the present.