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Jamestown Panoramas

Jamestown in the Virginia Colony on Chesapeake Bay was settled in 1607. The reconstructed James Fort and neighboring Powhatan Indian Village exhibit the complexities of life for both colonists and Indians during the early years of interaction between the two cultures. As you view the panoramas, use the linked quotations and additional photographs to characterize the challenges and problems facing settlers and Indians as both groups struggled to control the land and resources of the region.

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Jamestown Settlement Panorama
Jamestown Indian Village Panorama
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Credits: Photographs by Carolyn Merchant; panorama assembly and web page by Rob Weinberg.