Pocahontas and After

Virginia Indians

Karenne Wood
Karenne Wood

Slover Library

235 E. Plume St., Norfolk, VA 23510
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Indians of the Chesapeake Today and Yesterday

Learn the true story of Pocahontas through presentations, readings, discussion and activities. Uncover how widely accepted misconceptions and stereotypes have rendered Indians of the Chesapeake nearly invisible.

The Slover Library Foundation is partnering with VFH to present this workshop on Pocahontas’ life.  The workshop is free and open to the public, but is specifically designed for educators, and is in compliance with the Virginia Standards of Learning in History and Social Sciences for grades 4-7.


Dr. Karenne Wood (Monacan) director of Virginia Indian Programs at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. She served as Chair of the Virginia Council on Indians from 2003-2007. She was named one of Virginia’s Women in History in 2015 and holds a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Gabrielle Tayac (Piscataway) is a historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. She has lectured and consulted on indigenous issues across the U.S. and internationally. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.

Free and open to the public. To register, email Karenne Wood at [email protected].

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