A wigwam was a smaller house built of the same materials.
Indian Food The land and waters of early Virginia filled many of the basic needs of daily life. Squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, and deer inhabited the forests.
The Algonquians lived mostly along the Tidewater and Eastern Shore of Virginia. The Indians used what they found in nature for shelter and food.Items in the collections were gathered from a wide range of sources, both historical and contemporary.A resource tool available to teachers, students, researchers, and the public, the archive is accessible to anyone interested in Native peoples in the region we now call Virginia. For more information about the artist and her process, see this…This watercolor by English artist John White shows a festive dance scene in Secotan, an Indian town in the Outer Banks region of present-day North Carolina.
White visited the town in July 1585, when a great religious ceremony, perhaps connected to the corn harvest, was taking place.They took careful aim with bows and arrows to hunt the turkeys, deer, and other animals in the forest. The most common way they used corn was to make bread.