|Archeology at Jamestowne|
|Jamestowne flag overlooking James River|
In order to understand the convergence of these three cultures you must first understand how they all came together. The specific tribe the European settlers encountered at Jamestown was the Powhatans. Descendants of this tribe had been living in eastern Virginia for thousands of years when the settlers first arrived in 1607. Twelve years after the arrival of the Europeans to join the Natives in the New World, in 1619 Africans began to be kidnapped and shipped to the new world for purposes of forced labor. These three groups coming together would form the beginnings of what became American culture.
|Scenic shot of Jamestowne|
|Cannon at Jamestowne|
|Remains of building|
|Statue in honor of John Smith|
|Reconstruction being done at Jamestowne|