“Jamestown in the 1690’s - Changing Times,” from Historical Artist, Keith Rocco
(Nottoways Entering Jamestown)
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Fast Facts: In 1715, just two years after the Government of Colonial Virginia signed the February 7, 1713 ( 1713/1714) stand alone Treaty with the Nottoway Tribe, the Nottoway filed a Petition directly with the House of Burgesses in England complaining that the Colonial Virginia Government was ignoring territorial conditions of the Treaty....[Read More]
Fast Facts: In numerous records of Colonial Virginia (acquired by the Library of Virginia from historical archives in England) Nottoway Indians are shown to have had a central role in trade, battles and diplomacy with Indian Tribes from outside the region. These tribes include the Seneca, Catawba, Tuscarora, Cherokee, Tawittawayes, and others...[Read More]
Fast Facts: Recorded History inevitably follows the dictates of those who make and keep ( or destroy ) written documents. Much has been written about Virginia Indians Generally, and the Nottoway particularly, that is simply false. Virginia’s Indian Tribes are frequently portrayed as "savages" who were unsophisticated in the nuances of diplomacy…and incapable of settling disputes amongst themselves....[Read More]
Fast Facts: On February 7, 1713 ( 1713/1714) , her Majesties Colonial Lieutenant Governor the Honorable Alexander Spotswood signed a Separate Treaty with the Nottoway Tribe. In order to understand that Treaty, and others, a serious student of Virginia Colonial History must at minimum read " The Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia – May 1, 1705 thru October 23, 1721 – Volume III" ( Library of Virginia 1928)....[Read More]