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Panelists discussed Werowocomoco during a Virginia Historical Society Banner Lecture in February 2016.

ImagePowhatan in his longhouse at Werowocomoco.

The discussion focuses on the archaeology, prehistory and history of Werowocomco and the site’s significance to Virginia Indians today. Werowocomoco, an American Indian village, is where chief Powhatan, his daughter Pocahontas, and Capt. John Smith first crossed paths when Smith was brought there as a prisoner. The village emerged at least 400 years before the English settled at Jamestown. To learn more about this internationally significant site, watch this video of the Banner Lecture presentation, avialble on the VHRS website. The February event was co-sponsored by DHR with VHS.

Updated May 3, 2018