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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Pamunkey Frontlet

Cockacoeske

This queen of the Pamunkey reigned for nearly three decades.
Fictiliuvaforu in quibus cibucoquunt (The Beauty of the Earthenware Vessels in         Which They Cook Food)

Cooking in Early Virginia Indian Society

Early Virginia Indians hunted, fished, and collected wild grains and berries, which they prepared in various ways. Meats were roasted, while grains and tubers were pounded into ashcakes and then baked.