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Not just Pocahontas

A wonderful new exhibit opened last month at the National Museum of Natural History, Written in Bone, Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake. After viewing a real-life CSI just brimming with history, you might want to check out some related texts from (all over) the Libraries:

From the National Museum of American History Library, two titles that provide historical background of this fascinating slice of local American history:

George Catlin The manners and customs of the North American Indians, 1841

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery Library, two titles focusing on Pocahontas:

From Special Collections, two titles from the 1907 tercentennial of Jamestown:

From the Research Annex, two titles on the archaeological excavation of Jamestown:

From the Vine Deloria, Jr. Library, National Museum of the American Indian, two titles on Jamestown and the James River:

This is only a small cross-section of what the Libraries has to offer on this engrossing subject. Check out our catalog… —Elizabeth Periale


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  3. Wow this is some incredible info! I love learning about the beginning of our civilization, and you’ve provided some info I never knew before! Great job!

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