My personal growth plan was published on 07-01-22. Check back as I begin to journal as I specified in the plan.
As I seek out information on the native tribes of Virginia, I began to search for a timeline of historic events in Native history. Starting with the Native Voices, I switched to searching more specifically on Native history in southeastern VA, and wash lead to the Virginia Department of Education’s Virginia’s First People Past and Present web page stumbling upon much of the history I was taught … erroneously. And that is the story of Pocahontas, of the Pamunkey tribe within the Algonquin chiefdom. From there, I found a video on the Smithsonian Chanel’s YouTube page, Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth (Full Episode). I’ll be making some blog posts about Matoaka (Pocahontas’ name), a Pamunkey native, on the territory called Tsenacommacah (which would include the future place named Virginia) soon, after I reflect upon what I’ve learned.
Currently reading/listening to Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Vine Deloria, Jr. to understand the political climate of the 60’s and 70’s.