Encyclopedia Virginia has recently published an entry on Indians in Virginia. According to its author, the site’s managing editor, Brendan Wolfe, it’s an overview entry.
“We create our content in sections,” Wolfe said. “And we use our overview entries to summarize an entire section’s worth of content and link to as many of our more in-depth entries as we can.”
Wolfe also noted that the encyclopedia’s editors have identified overview entries as being especially useful to teachers and students, and as such they attempt to fashion them especially for that audience.
“It’s a great place to start,” Wolfe said of “Indians in Virginia.” “You’ll find information on political, social, and religious culture, interactions with Europeans, and postcolonial history. Such a concise and authoritative summary doesn’t exist anywhere else on the web.”
Such a concise and authoritative summary doesn’t exist anywhere else on the web.
Illustrated with images from the Virginia Indian Archive, among other sources, the Virginia Indians entry joins overviews on the American Civil War in Virginia and colonial Virginia already published on the site.