A Celebration of Living History!
If one were to get solely focused on the History of the Chowanoke Indians, one would be quite discouraged and depressed, as every recorded event is that of decline. Understanding our history, however, is critical in understanding the lost culture of this nation. The Chowanoke do not exist today as a tribal entity. Desease, war and greed ensured that. But that doesn't mean the memories of those who went before us had to die with them! There are those of us who are descendants of this nation. There are those who suspect themselves to be descedants, and there are those who simply are curious. Welcome.
This is a celebration of culture and history! This is collaborative, and anyone who has information may email the webmaster or post to our forum. If you are a Chowan descendant, email the webmaster. We are beginning to create genealogies to see how the descendants have migrated since the dispersions, we are finding archealogical reports to see the artwork and lifeways of our people, and reviewing Colonial records for references to the history of those that went before us.
There is more to our history than the few pages that most books can devote to us. We simply have to find it. Join us! Help us unearth the past!
Background Music: Hal Weaver, Flooding of Kiasutha