Come See the Beautiful Virginia!
The First Colony in the New World
Colony of the King
Where Are We?
The Important People
Sir Walter Raleigh: Sir Walter Raleigh lead many expeditions that allowed for Virginia's growth. These expeditions include sending Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe to explore modern day North Carolina and organizing the first colonization mission to the island of Roanok.
Chief Powhatan: Chief Powhatan lead the Pohwhatan people. This tribe was very important in Virginia's history. Some important events include the Powhatan Confederacy, The Anglo-Powhatan Wars ( Wars between English settlers and Native Americans), and the Indian Massacre.
Some Important Things...
1607: Jamestown established, Indians attack and kill 1 colonist and injure 11. John Smith taken hostage.
1608: John Smith released
1612: First time tobacco exported
1613: Pocahontas captured and taken to Jamestown
1624: Virginia becomes Royal Colony
1676: Bacon's Rebellion: Leads to harsher treatment of Natives