EV & Discovering America

Published:November 24, 2009 by Brendan Wolfe

An American Indian settlement at Secoton, North Carolina, as depicted by the artist John White.

The wonderful, statewide, VFH-sponsored radio program With Good Reason featured Encyclopedia Virginia‘s managing editor Matthew Gibson and one of our section editors, Dr. John Kneebone, on a recent broadcast. Listen here, where you’ll also find a discussion of the “discovery” of America.

IMAGE: I took the image above from the With Good Reason site as an excuse to provide an explanation of what it is. In First People: The Early Indians of Virginia, authors Keith Egloff and Deborah Woodward write: “Virginia coastal settlements were very similar to those of Secoton, North Carolina, as depicted by the artist John White. Note (c) the Dancing Circle used to celebrate special times; (f) the raised hut from which young children protected cornfields from the birds. (Engraving by Theodor de Bry, from Thomas Hariot’s A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.)”