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Guestbook entries - March 1998 - September 1999

I am of the Powhatan line through my father and his fathers before him. When I consider what the "White man" has done to our families, our traditions and our country, I am amazed that this country has survived as long as it has. When the love of corporate profit at the expense of the truth is accepted as '...just a movie'; when history can be re-written and presented as absolute fact; when the truth of the past is nothing more that a story to be told (with what ever variances are convenient) then, my friends, we all are in a sorry situation. The story-tellers themselves have done us immeasurable wrongs, no question. We have caused ourselves even greater grief by allowing the stories to continue unchecked. Only when the absolute truth is eveident can an accurate observation be made. The Native American may never again hold the place we held a few hundred years ago, but we do not have to be pushed into the history books by a bunch of liars who will bend us and shape us to fit their assumed truths.
Kenneth Gaynor
Lake Jackson, Tx. USA - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 00:02:16 (EDT) from
I commend your web site and the efforts you have made toward educating the people about the culture and life style of the Powhatan Nation. For those of you that are trying to find your roots and are descendents of one of the nations that were part of the Powhatan Confederacy in the 1600's,you may want to look at the following Indian Nation that will be incorporated within 1-2 months. Soon the descendents of the " Wicocomocico Indian Nation" a part of the Powhatan Confederacy in the 1600's will be incorporated. If you are a descendent of the Wicocomico Indian Nation, we will accept applications to become part of the Nation. Proof must be submitted with the application. Currently we know of one family name that is a direct descendent of the Taptico's. King William Taptico was the last King of the Wicocomico Indians. He died in 1719, afterwards the Nation intermarried with other tribes with the whites and blacks. The English law was so terrible that many of the Nations within the Powhatan Confederacy merged with other tribes just to survive. Many of the Tapp families are descendents of King William Taptico and the Wicocomico Indians. We are looking for other families that are descended from this nation. I doubt we have any Wicocomico Indians left that are full blooded or even 1/64 Indian, however the fact is; there are descendents of this Nation and we need to have this Nation reconized and not forgotten in some archives in the Bureau of Indian Affairs. We do not look at skin color or religion, but we must have definitive proof that the applicant is a descendent. Our primary purpose will be research, of the Nation, and to educate the American people of various Indian Nation cultures within the Powhatan Confederacy in the 1600's If anyone has ancestors that belonged to the Wicocomico Nation, send me an e-mail msg. Al
Alvin G Byrd <byrdman@theriver.com>
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - Friday, September 24, 1999 at 22:58:31 (EDT) from 206-25-49-198.ip.theriver.com
My fourth great grandmother was a powhatan indian. So my ancestiral people were Powhatan's people. I been learning about them and wish to thank you all for making my able to know about my ancesteries. Thank You
Georgia Leonard <peachies@atlantic.net>
Homosassa, Fla. USA - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 16:14:44 (EDT) from ocalflifanb-as-1-r2-ip-348.atlantic.net
I was doing a book report and enjoyed your site. As I conduct my native american research my eyes have enlarged, my heart cries, my blood boils and I answer each question with more questions!
Marty Hiles <martyhh@home.com>
Vista, CA USA - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 02:00:21 (EDT) from proxy2-external.vista1.sdca.home.com
I like your Web Page, keep up the good work of our Great forfather, Chief,Powhatan our Founder. Chief,John D. Hassett,Sr.THE POWHATAN NATION
Chief,John D. Hassett,Sr <Powhatanorg@Earthlnk.net>
Salinas, CA USA - Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 20:09:14 (EDT) from sdn-ar-003casjosP309.dialsprint.net
I toowas outraged by Disney's portrayal of Pocahontas. UGH! I am a descedant on the Rolfe side ( I guess that means she married into my family??) I LOVED THIS SITE! So interesting and informative. HAve bookmarked and emailed to whole family. THanks:) Looking for info about Thomas Rolfe, her son. Not much out there. I guess all cigarette smokers can thank Pochantas & John Rolfe since his compnay was the first exporter of tobacco!
Cackles <cgtbarrett@yahoo.com/>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 11:54:31 (EDT) from host-209-214-188-128.clt.bellsouth.net
nice--very informative--going to try & make it to your festival--
chicky <heychik@webtv.net>
brooklyn, ny USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 19:47:09 (EDT) from proxy-347.public.rwc.webtv.net
nice--very informative--going to try & make it to your festival--
chicky <heychick@webtv.net>
brooklyn, ny USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 19:46:56 (EDT) from proxy-347.public.rwc.webtv.net
This is a really good website.
Heather Pichette
Surgeon Bay , Wi USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 12:40:47 (EDT) from proxy1.uw-mil.wiscnet.net
Greetings! Your Web Site has indeed been a treasure and a Blessing for both me and the members of my house. Blessings of Fairweather Always....From: The USA Blackfoot Chief~CMCummings & Family *The Peacemaker & Two White Buffalo* CMC-99 USA^>
CMCummings~The USA Blackfoot Chief~ <c.m.cummings@att.net>
Springfield, Mo USA - Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 04:48:20 (EDT) from 236.st-louis-103-104rs.mo.dial-access.att.net
I would just like to say that the page on the Pocahotas Myth was extremely helpful in describing the historical inaccuracy of the Disney movie "Pocahontas." It was a great help in evaluating this websit!
Lynnette <lynnbuch@hotmail.com>
North Vernon, IN USA - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 12:30:17 (EDT) from as3-dial6.nvnn.in.hsonline.net
Hi, we are doing a school report on the powahaton tribe. we were wondering if anyone out there could PLEASE send us some info on them, that would be great! Thanx, Jena and Ashley
Jena and Ashley <Jena1505@aol.com>
santa rosa, ca USA - Friday, September 17, 1999 at 19:39:48 (EDT) from spider-wl034.proxy.aol.com
I'm wondering if by chance you might have some pictures of the Powhatan indians, I'm doing a project on them and I need good information as well as pictures. If you do please help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanx for you time.
Hannah Caplinger <mgc0411@aol.com>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Friday, September 17, 1999 at 15:02:30 (EDT) from gambit.lwcc.com
Hello. I'm am researching Powhatan indians for a school report. This site was very helpful. I found a lot of information. Thank you.
Olivia <mocholoco@hotmail.com>
PA USA - Friday, September 17, 1999 at 12:14:30 (EDT) from
Ever since I was a child, I've been outraged by what my white ancestors did to Native Americans. I have Irish blood strong in my veins, with some Cherokee, also. But my heart is Indian. It has always been so. I have two children who are 1/2 Choctaw and I have tried to raise them with a dual knowledge: 1) the injustices endured by half their ancestors and 2) the greed which always has ruled the other half. But as you know, times are changing. Perhaps after the great Phoenix rises and all the dust settles, we can truly be 'one people'.
Kathi Melson <katmaster3@yahoo.com>
Winthrop, AR USA - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 14:05:54 (EDT) from asfrm1-36.cswnet.com
LEISURETOWNE, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 13:25:46 (EDT) from spider-to034.proxy.aol.com
I'm wondering if by chance you might have some pictures of the Powhatan indians, I'm doing a project on them and I need good information as well as pictures. If you do please help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanx for you time. P.S. I am also 1/4 Crow indian, on my fathers side.
Peggy <wcugrl@yahoo.com>
Murfreesboro, N.C. USA - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 08:58:27 (EDT) from
I am trying to find information about history related to Powatan, Virginia. Any help whatsoever? Please email badgr@interpath.com. Thank you!
Marcia Barney <badgr@interpath.com>
Greensboro, NC USA - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 23:00:13 (EDT) from greensboro0-0015.dyn.interpath.net
HI: Will appreciate any information about your people. Thanks. I am a full-blood Mescalero Apache from southwest New Mexico. I am presently living on the Reservation, but in my lifetime I have traveled the world, and find it interesting, about the many people I met and the many places I visited. Thanks again.
BMagooshEMontana <william@y96mail.com or e_montana@mailcity.com>
Mescalero,, NM USA - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 12:38:12 (EDT) from RUD02.ENMU.EDU
Your site was very informative. I enjoyed it greatly . I would hope that you would do a new one soon . I will return
Martha C. Harnsberger <mcharnsberger@yahoo.com>
Kingsport, TN USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 09:07:24 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
Your web site is good.
Seth Pierson <timothycpierson@compuserve.com>
Kingsport, TN USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 09:02:20 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
Your web page was the best I have seen in years . It was so interesting . I would love to see more things like it.
Amanda Tennant <lieutenant32@yahoo.com>
Chattanooga, TN USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 09:01:59 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
this rocks
sheena <slgoins@kingsport.com>
kingsport, tn USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 09:01:10 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
Cool site!!!!!! I'm sorry Disney messed up the movie so bad.
Sarah B. <boconnection@intermediatn.net>
Kingsport, TN USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 09:00:43 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
This page is awesome! I thought it was neato! You did a good job putting this page together. I learned alot from it! You guys are cool beans! ~Katie and Whitney~
Mr. Welch's Class <wgmillion86@kingsport.com>
Kingsport, TN USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 08:59:59 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
I found your site very informative, and I'm very glad to have had a chance to hear the Powhatan side of the story! I didn't understand one thing, however, maybe when you update your site you could clarify this: If John Smith had not been telling the tale of his rescue until after Pocahontas had died, why did she call him a liar? This left me sort of confused. Anyway, very nice site.
Jessica <andra@members.limitless.org>
TN USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 08:59:04 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
i really enjoyed your presentation of the facts . i didn't know any of those things . thank you.
margaret harnsberger <dragonfly_1986>
tn USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 08:56:21 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
You have a very neat web-page, and it was very informing. It IS sad that Disney messed up the true story.
A. Young <axyoung86@kingsport.com>
Kinsport, TN USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 08:55:23 (EDT) from bess-proxy.knoxville.k12.tn.us
En lille hilsen fra et lille land langt væk A Small regart from a small country far away
Frank Simonsen <Penne1@forum.dk>
Kolding, Danmark - Monday, September 06, 1999 at 05:36:29 (EDT) from
~Roni. <rhite@webtv.net>
plymouth, pa USA - Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 14:17:01 (EDT) from proxy-337.public.rwc.webtv.net
I am so glad that I have found this site!! Finally I got the story straight on Pocahontas... This is wonderful! Unfortunately I don't know what I am... Anyway, Euro-American, South-American-European Venezuelan indian or just me! I am so thankful for the information... Keep up the good work. I can't wait to go up there to visit. God Bless, Meritza
Meritza Rondon Frericks
Fl USA - Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 00:48:54 (EDT) from 110.orlando-03-04rs.fl.dial-access.att.net
Kwe'! From Tnis Kopit, a Mi'kmaw of the Mi'kmaq First Nation in Atlantic Canada, I would like to wish you all the luck in the world in your efforts to spraed the truth about the lies which are being presented by Disney. I pray that Euro-Americans, and all other Nations will soon be told the true story, and not a lie. Let the world know the truths about or First Nations.... forget the lies created by some Euro-Americans that really could not sit down with us and learn the truth. And to all the Euro-Americans, and other people of the world that do sit and listen to us, and our truths, Thank You! I take you are my brothers and sisters. Again, Thank You! Best of luck with your works. Nmu'ltis!
Tnis Kopit <maqtewekpaqtism@mikmaq.zzn.com>
Meskiik Walnei, Siknikt Mi'kma'ki - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 18:09:53 (EDT) from p446-17.ppp.get2net.dk
we just wanted to find out about your attempts to have the remains of pocahontas rightfully returned to your nation,and if this has not yet happened,is there anything we could do to bear pressure on our government to bring this about! we believe she should be returned to her homeland as soon as possible.for all our relations, mike and alison.
mike parker,alison mckelvie <mikeparker@beavercrafts.netlineuk.net>
york, uk - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 18:55:30 (EDT) from user136026.dial.netline.net.uk
while reading your guestbook, i have seen that almost everyone is a decendent of Pocahontas. i unfortunately am not. i am only a tiny part native american, not even too much to count. But i am strangely drawn to the pocahontas myths. i am grateful for your website.
pa USA - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 13:53:08 (EDT) from LB32.hn.psu.edu
I am a native of albermarle county virginia, and a member of the Bolling family, my father being Edward L Bolling, I have just recently started to research my families name and history, anyone that can be of help feel free to do so.
Irving L Bolling <DBOLL21423>
NORWALK, CT USA - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 00:20:38 (EDT) from spider-wc011.proxy.aol.com
I`am Pennacook and most of our tribe was run into Canada and now we have no state to call home. I`am a 57 year old elder that still goes and takes part in all the pow-wows.
Robert K. Turner Jr. <kunnaway@webtv.net>
Rochester, NH USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 16:23:09 (EDT) from proxy-427.public.paix.webtv.net
Carl Opechancanough Major <CMAJOR5154@AOL.COM>
SOUTHAMPTON , NJ USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 12:31:58 (EDT) from spider-to011.proxy.aol.com
Thank you for your comments on Disney. I found for many years now that the company plays fast and loose with facts.
C L Walenga <WGlihg@aol.com>
Mt. Juliet, TN USA - Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 10:09:29 (EDT) from spider-wk043.proxy.aol.com
BRIDGEWATER, NJ USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 11:44:54 (EDT) from
I know much about the the Lakota Sioux-I have been assisting them through the Tribal office and some friends on the Reservation for quite some time. My heart is trully with all the peoples of the Turtle Continent, but languages are so diverse and in some ways simular that I could only manage to learn Lakota-Whaste. I have been asked by a friend of mine, a teacher to teach her children the truth about the indigenious people of this land-she would like to consentrate on the people of New Jersey-the Powhatan, the Lenape the Ramapough. I am not well enough versed in these cultures-I can relay all the Ceremonies of the "Great Sioux Nation"- but not those of my neighbors here in NJ. I would like to know if there is any interest in maybe accompanying me to this classroom. I feel the children should know the truth and not be poisoned by biased History books. I will be studying everything about New Jersey Indian Cultures but your assistance would be most appreciated. Mita kuye oyasin. Dokse-Lynda
Bridgewater, NJ USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 18:46:39 (EDT) from
Thank you for giving us a place to share the hidden love for man kind.. I an part BLACKFOOT from my mother side. I would like to hear from anyone with information.KEEP IT REAL< PEACE TO THE WORLD...
C.J. Gale <Carol713@web,net>
howell, NJ USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 22:12:18 (EDT) from proxy-397.public.rwc.webtv.net
I was looking for something else, and came across this wonderful website. I was reading a lot of the posts in your Guest Book and found a lot of people looking for some of the same things I've been looking for. Some of my Ancestors were from that area but it was passed down that they were of Cherokee descent. I know that they were listed as "Free People" and lived in the Russberg, VA (Campbell County) area. I suspect that one GG Grandfather was Melungeon with Powhatan roots. On another side the name Wood comes in and the Wood people definitely made W.A. Plecker's HIT LIST to eradicate Native bloodlines. If anyone can help me with any of the surnames I have mentioned from that area, I would appreciate your email. Keep up the excellent work on this very informative and educational site! YeloThndr@aol.com
Monica Sanowar <YeloThndr@aol.com>
Washington, DC USA - Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 12:58:35 (EDT) from spider-tk023.proxy.aol.com
It was very shocking to read the correct history of the Powhatan people and Pocahantas. I am very disappointed that a meaningful relationship and love affair with two very different cultures did not take place. Thank you for the facts!
Steven Galet <steven.galet@ndcorp.om>
USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 18:13:32 (EDT) from ts024d21.lax-ca.concentric.net
It would mean the world to me if you could send me information ( and /or pictures ) of leg bands and what they represent. I will be visiting your facility next spring. Looking forward to meeting w/ you.
Lewiston, Me USA - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 13:36:04 (EDT) from 216-220-232-174.exploremaine.com
I would like to find more on a ritual called SUN DANCE! If any one can help me find info about this on the web, please e-mail me at c0141@mail.kindercare.com.:)
Kathy <c0141@mail.kindercare.com>
Nashville, TN USA - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 20:33:17 (EDT) from mail.kindercare.com
Quamony/Quomony/Quamini I am looking for the origin or any descendants of the family - the Quamony's. Above are the 3 ways I have found it spelled. I have traced the name to Virginia but have not found any descendants or the family origin. Our verbal history is that it is native american - the tribal affiliation we do not yet know. Can ANYONE help? My great-g-g grandfather was Abraham Quamony and left Virginia around 1830 - came to Lancaster, PA married and settled. Any cousins out there - we'd love to meet you. Please ANYONE contact me with ANY INFORMATION. MUCH LOVE AND THANKS!! Darlene
Darlene A. Colon' <darlene.a.colon@monsanto.com>
lancaster, pa USA - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 13:09:34 (EDT) from internet1-chi.monsanto.com
I found your guest book informative and interesting. I am a descendant of the Wicocomoco Indians, part of the Powhatan Condederacy thru King William Tapptico of the Wicocomoco tribe. I recently completed a time line for the Wicocomoco indians and have traced them up 1923. It has been very difficult finding information on the group, and I'm not sure why. They were one of the largest groups in the confederacy. I have just begun forming "THE TAPPTICO FAMILY ASSOCIATION" my intent is to receive federal recognition and from the State of Virginia.It is not for monetery purposes but to ensure the Wicocomocos are not forgotten and that they are credited for what they did to make this country great. If any one is interested in helping in this difficult task, I will be more than happy to accept your help. There is a large number of people that have some very inaccurate geneaology lines, based on the information from the Liles Fulcher book. The book stated that William Tapp was the son of a group of Tapps from England, he stated that William Tapp was just an honorary title given to him by King of England, I have never heard of such trash from a researcher before.None of this stuff that he stated was backed up by proof. Al Byrd
Al Byrd <byrdman@theriver.com>
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 23:17:06 (EDT) from a39.pm3-30.theriver.com
i am also a descendant of matoaka. i think this site is wonderful. this link with history is what got me hooked on my roots. i am also a descendants of different native american tribes cherokee, choctaw, etc. i would love to learn more of this heritage i just don't know where to start. please email me
christina <miraev3@aol.com>
taylor, mi USA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 12:16:02 (EDT) from spider-tp021.proxy.aol.com
As a direct descendant of Pocahontas, I appreciate your historical retelling of the story. It is very informative. My family will all receive a copy. Thanks.
Carolyn Craven Hammond <MIMI2102HA@aol.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Monday, July 26, 1999 at 00:35:11 (EDT) from spider-wo072.proxy.aol.com
My great-grandmother was a full blooded Powhatan. I am trying to trace her history. I think this is a great web site. It is an absolute shame what has been done to all the Native American people and the lies told as well. We were out west in 1990 and it was very disturbing to see how the Navajo people lived and what the U.S. government did to them...some land swap !!! I'm glad to know theres a place that can "set the record straight" !
J. B. Pitman <jb.pitman@gte.net>
Somerset, Kentucky USA - Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 12:41:57 (EDT) from 1Cust111.tnt1.london.ky.da.uu.net
Michelle. Many thanks for all your help in assisting me in setting up a trip for my mental handicap men in Aug. Your kindness is sincerely appreciate for all you have done for us, you are so very kind .if you need to reach me please do not hesitate to email me at my email address. Also i went to the Pow wow it was truely awesome and refreshing to the inner soul, We can not wait to meet you and thank you in person Thanks again for every thing!!!!!!!!!!!! Linda Rodriguez~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>saddeyez_
Linda Rodriguez <saddeyez-@yahoo.com>
Millville, NJ USA - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 21:06:23 (EDT) from client-151-204-210-36.bellatlantic.net
Michelle Many thanks for helping me set up a trip for my mental handicap men's trip thats coming up in Aug you are so very kind for your help and patient if you have any question please contact me threw my email the recent pow wow was totaly awesome and refreshing to the inner soul many thanks again !!!!!!!!!! looking forward to meeting you so we can personally thank you Linda Rodriguez~~~~~~ saddeyez_
Linda Rodriguez <saddeyez_@yahoo.com>
Millville, NJ USA - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 20:52:08 (EDT) from client-151-204-210-36.bellatlantic.net
Michelle Many thanks for helping me set up a trip for my mental handicap men's trip thats coming up in Aug you are so very kind for your help and patient if you have any question please contact me threw my email the recent pow wow was totaly awesome and refreshing to the inner soul many thanks again !!!!!!!!!! looking forward to meeting you so we can personally thank you Linda Rodriguez saddeyez_
Linda Rodriguez <saddeyez_@yahoo.com>
Millville, NJ USA - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 20:51:34 (EDT) from client-151-204-210-36.bellatlantic.net
Michelle Many thanks for helping me set up a trip for my mental handicap men's trip thats coming up in Aug you are so very kind for your help and patient if you have any question please contact me threw my email the recent pow wow was totaly awesome and refreshing to the inner soul many thanks again !!!!!!!!!! looking forward to meeting you so we can personally thank you Linda Rodriguez saddeyez_
Linda Rodriguez <saddeyez_@yahoo.com>
Millville, NJ USA - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 20:50:38 (EDT) from client-151-204-210-36.bellatlantic.net
Michelle Many thanks for helping me set up a trip for my mental handicap men's trip thats coming up in Aug you are so very kind for your help and patient if you have any question please contact me threw my email the recent pow wow was totaly awesome and refreshing to the inner soul many thanks again !!!!!!!!!! looking forward to meeting you so we can personally thank you Linda Rodriguez saddeyez_
Linda Rodriguez <saddeyez_@yahoo.com>
Millville, NJ USA - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 20:50:09 (EDT) from client-151-204-210-36.bellatlantic.net
Michelle Many thanks for helping me set up a trip for my mental handicap men's trip thats coming up in Aug you are so very kind for your help and patient if you have any question please contact me threw my email the recent pow wow was totaly awesome and refreshing to the inner soul many thanks again !!!!!!!!!! looking forward to meeting you so we can personally thank you Linda Rodriguez
Linda Rodriguez <saddeyez_@yahoo.com>
Millville, NJ USA - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 20:48:51 (EDT) from client-151-204-210-36.bellatlantic.net
I really liked the letter about racism by Crazy Horse. Even when I was a little kid, I played "indians" with my sisters, and the more I read about them nowadays, the more I admire them. Congratiulations to the people who made this site!
Fourie Wim <wim_fourie@hotmail.com>
Tienen, Belgium (Europe) - Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 09:29:11 (EDT) from dialup1680.brussels.skynet.be
I have taken my children often to the reservation as well as my art students. My father's family is Cherokee (Taylor-Cornwell) from Murphy, NC and I was fortunate to have a grandmother who was loving and interested in keeping the truth alive in her grandchildren. I am appalled as well that Disney chose not to tell the true story. So much could have been accomplished! Isn't it bad enough that our children are taught what is not true in the classrooms?! My oldest daughter found several errors in her 6th grade history book which she brought to the attention of her teacher. The teacher encouraged her to write to the publisher but to no avail. I am not full-blooded but I wish to pass on the heritage and indomitable spirit of Native Americans to my children. I wish to learn all that I can. If people would only listen to the wisdom of the People, they may learn to live in harmony with our earth and one another. I am glad to have found this website. I hope to soon acquire e-mail (we have Macintosh-which presents problems) but I will continue to check your website at the library and share it with my family. Are there activities to teach children about their heritage besides the art festival?
Karynlee Cornwell Berstecher <library>
Laurel Springs, NJ USA - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 17:57:14 (EDT) from all.camden.lib.nj.us
I have been reading about Pocahontos on the web all day. Many of the cites have conflicting information. I am glad to have found a cite written by Native Americans. I know most history books do not give an accurate dipiction of what really happened but more of a history of white men. I am interested in the culture of Native Americans. I admire their respect for all living things.
Phila, Pa USA - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 14:54:08 (EDT) from 216-164-197-208.s208.tnt3.atn.pa.dialup.rcn.com
I am glad that the real stories are out there for everyone to read. The movie is a disgrace to all Native people.
Stephanie Christensen <www.twinpine.com>
Middletown, ca USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 16:29:40 (EDT) from
I came across your website because I'm researching the name Powhatan because as you can see I live in Powhatan county here in Virginia. I've always been fascinated with the respect and beauty of The People. I want to write a romance novel and so I must search for true history. Although I am African American, I look to the Native Americans as the most honorable race on earth. Much of the history books did not tell all even when I was in school and I graduated in 1973 from Powhatan High. Powhatan High was all white and then in 1969 we integrated. My elementary school days were at Pocahontas Elementary . Even though we are named for the great Chief, I was always under the impression that he had lived here, when I was small. After learning that he never set foot in this part I was totally upset with the falsehood that was told to me as a child. I believe the Monacan Indians lived in the area. Our county goes along the James River, we are 35 miles west of Richmond, Va. If ever you are passing through this way please let me know, you are welcome. I love how The People honored and respected and took care of one another. And how the children respected their parents and elders. I am pleased and thankful for coming across this website. May YAHWEH bless you.
gwen holt <gholt@powhatan.k12.va.us>
powhatan, va USA - Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 09:06:12 (EDT) from
Thanks for such an honest website ! In researching my history, from family accounts my great grandmother was a full descendant of a tribe in the Powhatan Confederacy. I am still trying to verifywhich tribe however although she hailed from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Anyone who may have information on the individual tribes in the Eastern Shore area, please email me.
Gary Park <nightwolfe@rising-tree.org>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 15:44:03 (EDT) from GARDOG1.ari-service.com
You have a GREAT website with "REAL" information. Indigenous peoples of the Americas as well as the indigenous Africans have been lied about for centuries, by imperialist European pseudoscientist, indoctrinating in the education, scientific, and "media" fields of communicating. You are doing a great job in changing this. AFRICAN BY NATURE (http://www.africanbynature.com) will be working with you in the future. Love and Respect to you Amon
Amon <amon@africanbynature.com>
USA - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 14:10:55 (EDT) from 1Cust66.tnt50.chi5.da.uu.net
Thank-you for tis web-site. I have been trying to find out information about my genealogy. I came across some papers that lead me to believe that I am a descendant of Pocahontas. If anyone could help please write back at MSLEMALU@YAHOO.Com . The information that I seek is of the Rolfe's, Bolling's, Wiley's, Meade's, Workman's, Mullin's, and pretty much everyone else that comes from her lineage. I would again like to thank-you for this chance to find out about my family history. Michelle Lemalu
Michelle Lemalu <MSLEMALU@YAHOO.COM>
Mesa, AZ USA - Friday, July 09, 1999 at 15:39:46 (EDT) from sdn-ar-002azphoeP281.dialsprint.net
I´m a Spaniard girl who just adores all kinds of North American Indian cultures and I want to say that I feel so happy to have found this web site. It´s a pity that you are so unknown, because you have the most incredible and beautiful traditions in the whole world.
laly <none>
tarragona, spain - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 13:37:23 (EDT) from aap4.fll.urv.es
i am a metis or bois brule person. I went to see ted silverhand and he told me that in my former life iwas a pawatimo member? this is the closest band that i was able to find with this sounding name on the east coast. I am hoping and trying to find my way along the healing path of life, I do wish to know more about your band and the people in it. If you can help to solve this mystery please respond in writing chi meegwich. harvey horlock 2263 weston rd. apt, 202 weston ont. canada
tall oak harvey horlock <none 2263 weston rd. #202>
weston , ont. canada - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 21:03:08 (EDT) from ns.westpark.org
Just wanted to thank you for the information on the myth of Pocahontas. My 4 year old daughter is quite taken with the Disney movies and I am glad to have found your site so that I can give her the real story. While there is much division among the peoples of our country and our world, most of us, if we look deep enough, will realize that we all come from the same Creator. I may be white, but my great grandmother was a native. She is a treasured ancestor but so is the one who gave me blue eyes. None of us can chose where we came from, but we can chose where we're going. In the eyes of Him who made us, there are only two types of people. Those who believe him, and those who do not. As many native peoples have recognized, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard." Psalm 19:1-3.
T. J. Hickey
USA - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 02:59:52 (EDT) from spider-wd062.proxy.aol.com
I'm not an Native American that I am aware of, but I have a deep respect for the American Indian, of all tribes. I thought that your web site is very well put together. With respect.
TW Boulter <ruger502@webtv.net>
Abilene, TX USA - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 23:11:30 (EDT) from spider-tn074.proxy.aol.com
I am thoroughly impressed with your website! After watching the Disney Distortion I simply had to search for something closer to the truth. I couldn't imagine how or why the great filmmaker could masacre this story when the real thing is much more interesting. Now I know...Disney simply doesn't care. Kindest regards to you...A.B. Miller
A.B. Miller <basemiller@hotmail.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 19:45:35 (EDT) from host-209-215-19-72.chs.bellsouth.net
hi im here im love myself and sis
steven watson <none>
USA - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 15:12:45 (EDT) from webcache05b.cache.pol.co.uk
I thought the site was really great!
Pelle Stiller <pstiller@hotmail.com>
Falkoping, Sweden - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 15:10:06 (EDT) from dialup71-2-14.swipnet.se
Hi! My great-grandmother was probably from the Powahatan tribe. The maiden name that she used on her marriage certificate was Mozene. She was married at the turn of the last century to Benjamin Howell, a Welsh immigrant, in Morgan County, W. Virginia. Do you know anything about the Mozene family? Also, what is the address of your Web site? Thanks, David+
David Howell <110541.1260@compuserve>
San Juan, PR USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 08:44:46 (EDT) from atl-qbu-zpa-vty70.as.wcom.net
tanya gaston <nativeessence@hotnail.com>
centrville, va USA - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 17:17:47 (EDT) from 17.arlington-30-35rs.va.dial-access.att.net
100% Mestizo-100% American!!! I am 1/16 Opata, 1/16 Tarahumare and 1/8 Santee. My European ancestors murdered my native ones. I'm a descendent of Pocahontas through Thomas Rolfe. Awesome site! Very well put together and lots of great information.
Rick Neil <ucanbgc@aol.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 15:23:48 (EDT) from spider-wg084.proxy.aol.com
What a wonderful find this website is for a student minoring in American Indian Studies! I am a member of the largest Indian Nation on the planet--1/2 Wannabe, 1/4 African Descent, 1/4 Euro-American Descent. After graduation I plan to research the Wannabe to find out what I really be. ;-} Love, Peace and Light, Norval
Norval <norvaljohn@aznet.net>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 14:14:19 (EDT) from azts4-227.aznet.net
My grandmother was Native People also, however I am exp. serious harrasment problem reguarding local police police this town is one square mile long and Native people as wellas longtimers in this town of Fairview are bieng harrassed out. They were responsible for the wrongful death of my father, and now they have gone as far a physically assalting my employer on a 2 day old cleaning job. This is because my father and uncle were active but there dead now and I don't have anything to do with ANY politics any time. I follow the RED ROAD and feel overwhelmed, I have certificate in P.C. repair training by JTPA but have not found any body to give me a chance I am asking any attorney out there or private invistigator to find out what/and why. please email me at l_desimone1@yahoo.com thanks
l desimone <l_desimone1@yahoo.com>
cliffside park, nj USA - Tuesday, June 01, 1999 at 13:21:27 (EDT) from favw.ioleft.bccls.org
My wife and I are not native American`s but have a great love of them. We like reading and finding out about the "True Native American". Your web Page looks great and very informal. We feel the same way you do about the land "Love and Respect of it". Keep up the good work.
John & Carol Koch <JJKOCH@PRODIGY.NET>
Tuckerton, NJ USA - Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 14:51:32 (EDT) from PSVLB102-44.splitrock.net
I doing research on my ancetor who is Opechancanough i'm looking for his parents and powhatan more info.
Littlewolf <clj1232026@aol.com>
Huron, OH USA - Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 20:08:41 (EDT) from spider-tq074.proxy.aol.com
This is in response to sport teams, named after Native Americans, Mr. Crazy Horse stated in his writing that you never see sport teams called Atlanta Darkies, etc., well, once upon a time there was an Atlanta sports team called the Atlanta Crackers, is this racist???Most white people I know still speak well of the ole Crackers, but when my black students call me an "old cracker" I don't believe they are giving me a compliment.
E. Cauthen <eitggdom@yahoo.com>
Morton, MS USA - Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 14:49:02 (EDT) from
I am a 16 year old Euro-american. I also found the Disney movie Pocahontas disgusting. Tomorrow I am doing a persuasive speech about the real Pocahontas story. I knew from an article in a newspaper that John Smith may have made the whole thing up, but I was having trouble finding any other kind of supporting evidence. Thanks to your page, I may be able to persuade my class that everything they read in their american history books may not be accurate. There are also errors in history books about mormons. It makes me mad to think who compiled the history books (male euro-americans most likely) and how their veiwpoints may be added into history.
sarah <eponine_47@hotmail.com>
USA - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 20:15:08 (EDT) from dialupD97.desm.uswest.net
I found your page while researching Pocahontas and found it very enlightening. I would like to thank you for providing information that opened my eyes.
Stacy <barefoot@thebestisp.com>
MN USA - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 21:30:12 (EDT) from ppp-pm3-1-50.thebestisp.com
Stumbled across your page while re-searching ancestry. Oral history tells us - it was native american although no tribe affilitation was relayed down to us. Does ANYONE know of or have they heard of the name QUAMONY/QUAMINI/QUOMONY?? I have found it spelled various ways. Please contact me if so, we're having an awesome family get together for those that I have found on July 31, 1999 in Lancaster, PA. We expect around 400+. The original Abraham Quamony came from Virginia sometime around 1820 - give or take a couple years and settled in Lancaster, PA. Any family left out there?
Darlene A. Colon' <darlene.a.colon@monsanto.com>
lancaster, pa USA - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 14:45:52 (EDT) from internet1-chi.monsanto.com
hej maila mig!
Hanna the best <zogyot_zach_aha@chickmail.com>
sverige, lund sverige - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 07:54:08 (EDT) from host0239.lund.se
I stumbled across your excellent site while searching for information about The Pamunkey tribe. I have only one Pamunkey ancestor, but am very interested in learning more about this tribe, particularly their connection to the Nat Turner rebellion.
Andree Layton Roaf <aroaf@seark.net>
Pine Bluff, AR USA - Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 00:04:27 (EDT) from dl-pb2-134.seark.net
SAN ANTONIO, TX USA - Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 04:22:23 (EDT) from 1Cust80.tnt1.san-antonio2.tx.da.uu.net
Greetings! I would be greatly honored to receive a reply from any memeber of your tribe. Needless to say, I did not enjoy, and actually a bit distressed with the Disney movie Pocahontas. Without knowing the extent of falseness, I was quite put off by the story. I appreciate honsty and truth, even as an artist, and wouldnt give "artistic license" for such trite nonsense. I have True American bloodlines on both maternal and paternal history. It is as much, if not more, my love of truth, honor, justice and integrity that I voice my thoughts now. The story has done much only to inspire me to seek the truth in relation to the "stories" written of Pocahontas I've noticed even as a young child. My hertiage is a long history of oppression, predjudice, and injustice as I am part African, Afghanistani, and American (original American). I would very much like a correspondance of greater enlightenment and friendship with any of my people, especially those who still reside in the original homelands. I feel it will contribute greatly to me and my children to make learning our heritage more enriching and meaningful than mearly reading books, books written by disembodied souls who's sources my be highly questionable. As my children are adults now so much time has been lost already and I would wish them this experience to pass on to their futre children. I credit Disney, as a whole and not to one person in particular, with using methods that excite the minds and imagination of the child in all of us, to at the very least, spark the desire to inquire and learn more about all our cultures and realise our strong common ground and simularities as well as, and/or inspite of our seemingly vast differences, is the one true way to know, understand, and love ourselves and our Creator and our wonderous home, this incredible planet Earth. It is tragic that Mr. Disney has so little forsight, or hindsight as the case may be. It is to his loss, not necessarily ours. I relay this to you with my sincerest love and profound respect. Thank you from the deepest reaches of my heart.
Karla Cooper <Rellyis@yahoo.com>
Queens, NY USA - Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 00:38:32 (EDT) from NYCMB403-08.splitrock.net
I happened to come across this site by accident, but I'm glad that I did. I love anything that relates to Native American history, and I knew that everything they (Disney)put in the cartoon or most of it was false. I have tried studying as much as I could about Native Americans for most of my life, I'm only 21, So I have a lot more time to research. I have some Native American Ancestors, though I'm as white as they come, and I've always hated it. I've often been told that I'm against my own color, the way I've gotten into fights about how much the "whites" distroyed this land...Thanks for writing all of the truth. I only knew part of it, and really enjoyed knowing! Thank you again!!
Gentlewolf <carol-selby@mailexcite.com>
Portage, IN USA - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 22:36:19 (EDT) from valpo-quad-3-32.netnitco.net
My Cub Scouts(Pack 88) of Carteret loved your Arts Festival every year. It's great to see the faces on the new children that see the festival for the first time.This will be our 4th year going.
Joseph Maccie
Carteret, N.J. USA - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 18:40:35 (EDT) from proxy2-external.avnl1.nj.home.com
Hi, I really am not looking for anything on Pocahontas but I would like to know how to speak the Powhatan language. I would like to know because I just got a new horse and I am having trouble naming it. It looks just like the horses that Indians used to ride. I what to name it an indian name because I know that I am somehow related to Pocahantas. If anyone knows how to speak Powhatan please e-mail me. If you know a site that interpits Powhatan please e-mail the address or leave a message on the board. Thanks. Jake
Jake Davis <jacobdavis14@hotmail.com>
Aledo, IL USA - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 09:43:43 (EDT) from ws128249.bhc.edu
I am very glad the truth is out. I am A white man but I was brought up to beleive our government is right. I am now A man (30 yrs) ,and because I have long hair I have been persucated, I don't fit the EURO-american as you put it. As I find more out I get angrier. They have ways of keeping you out and down. This is suposed to be the 20th almost 21st century. I thank you for your time if I can help in any way let me know. David
David L Swaim jr. <DSwaimjr@AOL>
Dallas, TX USA - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 04:13:47 (EDT) from spider-th013.proxy.aol.com
i like your progam
lan <lanphoungthing@ webtv.net>
los gatos, cf usa - Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 13:21:37 (EDT) from proxy-447.public.paix.webtv.net
Thank you so much for your very informative site. I have become very frustrated in my search of information about Native or Indian, whatever is politically correst, culture. Some seem to be very racist in their approach, almost as tho only fullbloods have the right to learn about the culture. I am 1/8 Cherokee, but even with my blue eyes and blonde hair I respect the culture of the elders. My heart feels the spiritual path of my Cherokee ancestors more than my Irish Christian ancestors. When will the day come that we look into a persons heart rather than their face? About the Disney Movies, the storyline may be incorrect, but I did love the music. Maybe in the future we will find more companies willing to make historically correct films. Although I now find that ''Dances with Wolves" is not accepted by many tribes as culturally correct. And I had problems with the historical correctness of "Son of the Morning Star". Why is it so hard to get these things correct? Well so much for my opinion. I do love your site, please accept more "breeds" and non-Indians with a love for the culture.
Elizabeth Cauthen <ecauthen%mhs@k12.ms.us>
Morton, MS USA - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 14:52:17 (EDT) from
DALLAS, TX USA - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 12:27:50 (EDT) from user.dallas.isd.tenet.edu
been to the festivals for a few years & really enjoyed the original aztec dancers the best.would like to see powhatan magical rites & amulets,etc. as well as the aztec's rites; & herbal booth/info. thank you. Mary Ann Leone.
mary ann leone <MaryAnn161@webtv.net>
phla., pa USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 09:38:53 (EDT) from proxy-327.public.rwc.webtv.net
I found this site accidentally... GREAT ! ! I dont have known lots of indians, but this web-site told me a lot of you.. I didn't understood much, but anyway enough.. *(|=C) I've alwas had wanted to be a little indian-girl.. :C)
Anna-Maija Niittynen <bird_1984@bolt.com>
Perniö, Finland - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 09:02:41 (EDT) from cache.kolumbus.fi
Hi I'm from Oneida nation of the Thames in by Southwold Ontario Canada.
Calvin Salter <Calvin@fancol.com>
London, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 12:59:08 (EDT) from net48.fanshawec.on.ca
This was MOST inlightening! Thank you for putting all this information here.
CA USA - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 20:31:27 (EDT) from ppp-209-77-89-104.scrm01.pacbell.net
My mother named me Pocahontas because I was born with beautiful long hair. But as the years went by I wanted to know what Pocahontas meant she did not know untill she read up on it and she was surprised at what it meant. Now I have a daughter of my own and I named her Pocahontas because she is spoiled completely.
Pocahontas Lopaz
New Orleans, La. USA - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 17:38:23 (EDT) from
I really found your ( and the real) version of "Pocahontas" helpful. I've researched it several times and find this one to be the most truthful, touching believable version ever. Thank you so much!
Katie S. <Kitkat_k_t@hotmail.com>
Fort Worth , TX USA - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 14:48:46 (EDT) from 207-193-177-2.crowley.k12.tx.us
Great that I found your site and is able to hear a true version of Pocahontas! I am currently doing a research on how Disney interpret the legends of other races. It is certainly interesting, yet I really understand in most cases the Disney version differentitates itself from the original legends. Anyway, thanks!
Vivian Lai <kayee@hk.super.net>
Hong Kong, - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 02:39:56 (EDT) from ustsu18-nc2.ust.hk
I like this site. but it should tell what happened to Thomas When Pocahantos died. thats all!
Kristen McVey <mcvey@catsrule.garfield.com>
Falls Mills, Va. USA - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 09:25:28 (EDT) from blfd-cs03-t20.citlink.net
Pocahontas: Your Name Was Matoaka Grandmother was so young to journey so far, She was the pride of her people. So far, so far. Never to see her home again. Lively lass, they would say of her, Look at her grace and spirit. So far, so far. Never to see her home again. Bore she did a child for him, A son to hold in her arms. So far, so far. Never to see her home again. Yet in youth she was taken, Her son to carry on the line. So far, so far. Never to see her home again. Grandmother, Grandmother I am so sorry, Still you rest in a strange land. So far, so far. Never to see your home again. Marissa Spencer © April 14, 1999
Marissa Spencer Pulsipher <skookum65@hotmail.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 17:35:51 (EDT) from ts2-76.unlimited.net
Visited your website today- it looks good. Glad to see and hear of the Tribe's progress. Come visit our site, www.indianresources.com. We post current information that affects your Tribe and we have links to related sites.
Armando G. Roman <armando_roman@indianresources.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 14:13:28 (EDT)
Thank you so much for your wonderful site! I am a theatre arts teacher and for an end of the year project we are producing a "living" museum (the kids' call it "The Night of the Living Dead." They were given a list of famous people from various professions, countries, etc. and were allowed to choose. Thanks to your wonderful site my Pocahontas is learning the difference between animated and "real"; myth and reality. She has come to admire the woman over the myth and speculate between history as defined by the writer. Thank you again for your tireless work and dedication to presevering that which history tried so hard to hide.
Amy E. Wise <aewise@bryanisd.org>
Bryan, TX USA - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 10:39:21 (EDT)
As I know your sick of hearing. I am as well a desendent of Pocahontas and can understand why you dont alow such a week percentage of people with Powhatan blood in the tribe. But as your heart pumps iron blood so does mine. We as one people are all cut from the same cloth. Just becuase all my ansesters made the chose to marry a non Powhatan person doesnt mean I will do or be as they have done. I am simple and to the earth and wish to belong as all do. So if you could even consiter me as part of what I am by birth let me know please. As an indian in a dream gave me the name Wild Cat I wish you would give me a place on earth for The Creater has seen my life and already giving me a place with him and the accient counicl of our people. Today as any day am a living soul with a destiny with you and the tribe. If you wish to discard this just remember my name becuase I will walk to the resrvation to talk with you face to face. Its funny how you search your whole life to be one with nature and when you find a way by birth only to be denighed and sent away to walk alone like they have done to all of the ansesters before us it makes me cry tears of fire. Beleave me my heart,soul,mind,and body are just as pure as yours. I still walk the acceint trails sent to guide me, and they always lead me to your door. "PLEASE EMAIL ME" vntage23@webtv.net Wild Cat
(Wild Cat) Seth Meacham <vintage23@webtv.net>
Richmond, VA USA - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 23:55:24 (EDT)
I just read your article on racism and I totally agree with you. I have been trying within the state of Maryland to stop the use of racially bigotted mascots within the public school systems. As an Italian, if someone were to use insulting or stereotypical mascots representing my heritage I would be very quick to take exception. I find it distressing that the government sanctions this type of racism while at the same time claiming to offer an education free of prejudice. My county is free of any such names; however, I am very frustrated with the way the state school board claims no responsibility in this area. I urge all people reading this to look into their own school systems and register a complaint. A very good website listing offending schools by area is www.tdi.net/ISHGOODA/RACIAL/rachome.htm. Debbie
Debbie Wilson <loctabeast@aol.com>
Clarksville, MD USA - Monday, April 05, 1999 at 20:42:40 (EDT)
Thank you for a very wonderful web page. Many years ago out on Long Iland N>Y I learnedAmerican Indian Beedwork from The Shinook Tribe. Learning their culture and others will always stay with me . Thankyou
Barbara Carlough <barbcarlough@webtv.net>
Birdsboro, Pa USA - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 20:59:40 (EST)
DAYTON , OH USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 21:15:29 (EST)
I'm glad to see ( read is more like it ) that someone has finally brought the TRUE story to light. Untill now I did not know there was a website like this and so deticated to the REAL story of Pocahontas & the Jamestown colonist in 1607. Ever since I was 10 yrs old and I saw the Disney version I have been facinated with anything to do with the starting of the Virginian colony called Jamestown.I've looked and looked for a site like this and im proud to say I've found it!Yea for me!Anyway I'm glad to be sending this in and i wanna say thanks for letting me voice my opinion. I'm not a decendant of Pocahontas but even though Disney was way off base with there story I love the myth of Disney and the ledgend of the truth.
Katherine Troche <BABY912996@AOL.COM>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 19:43:12 (EST)
I do not currently have access to the Internet. Hope to have such a connection in the near future. I will write more at that time. I am a 13th generation decendent of Pocahontas. My connection comes through the Bollings (Bolding-Boling - Bowling- Boulding or however it may have been spelled.) The lines continue through THORNTON - RADCLIFFE . My Grandmother was Paulette Radcliffe Bolling Thornton (Harvey) of Prince William/Fairfax County, VA. Her G-father was Richard Radcliffe who built Fairfax County Courthouse. Always looking for connections. PS My daughter and I were filmed for a video documentary made by an English Production Company re: Pocahontas
Bob Harvey <harveyrt@juno.com>
Woodbridge, va USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 15:03:26 (EST)
I am thoroughly enjoying your website! I, too, am a descendant. My mother, Mary Frances Carter Rich is Native American, as was her mother, Minnie Myrl Yerby Carter from Salisbury, Maryland. We settled in surrounding areas in Northumberland County. My mother's father, James Edward Carter is from Edwardsville, VA and I do not have any history on his background, but I believe his mother was Native American. My father, Odell Albert Rich, family is Native American, also. They live in surrounding areas of Kilmarnock, VA in Lancaster County. I was told by my mother's doctor that she is 100% Native American and mentioned the tribal name as beginning with an M. I have done a little research on the Mattaponi tribes. The Mattaponi reservation is located in West Point, Va. My children and I, as well as our father's complexions changes with the seasons. We are a pretty clay red during the onset of Spring and changes again during the onset of Fall. I am very interested in learning everything about my heritage and I am equally as proud to belong to such a great nation of people. White society has labeled me as being African American, but, clearly, I am not. I would like to claim my true identity and would like your help. Thank you kindly!
Linda Davis <lindadavis@wheat.com>
Richmond, VA USA - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 10:38:20 (EST)
I have read with interest the many e-mail responses to the explaination of both the mythical story of Pocahantas as well as Chief Crazy Horse's expose of what happened when the tribal leaders attempted to aid Disney in a historically accurate approach to the story of Matoka. But the question I ask of each of you e-mail writers is this, Are you surprised that corporate Disney did this? And, will the people who thought that Disney has always treated subjects pertaining to indigenous people and other minorities fairly please stand up ! Nay,Disney has never treated subjects pertaining to tribal people fairly. In fact, if you want to be honest about it, they have made millions by using the sacred emblems, motifs etc of many Indian tribes and have not given them full credit or money for that matter. It has always been a standard practice of Disney and Hellyweird to portray Indian people as fierce, uncouth, savages. Indeed, beginning with the animated caricatures of the 1940s-60s, there is a pattern of degrading and abuse of indigenous people. I could go on and on, but I believe you get my point. As a descendant of the Rappahannock/Mattaponi people through my great-grand parents, I find it repulsive that so many Euro-Americans have taken delight in the mythical version of Pocahantas and they don't feel too uncomfortable in spending their money to support Disney. You who say you are descendants should not only be enraged about this, but you should also refuse to return to your cushy, cozy, white world, knowing that everyday in this country not only is Matoka's name and image being abused, but other tribal people who are living today. Unless your interest in tracing your heritage takes you to the place where you feel compelled to resist what has been done, you are only content with the romantic, oversexed image which has been perpetuated against Indian people. This means you!
Ivy Spring
USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 01:43:41 (EST)
lynne wall <michael.wall@cableinet.co.uk>
england uk - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 08:52:12 (EST)
Great, never thought that an indian tribe is online. As many childs at Germany I also was fascinated of your culture. And I am still as an adult. Keep the good work and never forget where you come from!!
Frank Mailander <F.Mailaender@cenit.de>
Stuttgart, BW Germany - Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 09:45:40 (EST)
please send christian information, also how to trace and prove ancestry 0f self and children,for housing,education alsohow to be an artist participant. also please send greetings from our family in the may listing ; greetings from from the family of mary v. hansen . thank you
mary v hansen <po box 46 pemberton>
pemberton, n j burl - Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 12:33:29 (EST)
What a thoughtful site. I really enjoyed my visit here. I was raised with a great appreciation for American Indian culture and art. My family own's much American Indian silver, jewlry, Kachina dolls, and more. My grandmother, born in 1898, taught many Indians in Idaho. Their heritage is precious, and I wish more people were able to experience the culture. My mother is married to a Canadian Indian and he attends the sweat lodge gatherings, etc. Our Homepage
Gigi <alawife@aol.com>
NY USA - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 21:11:42 (EST)
this web site is totally awesome!!! I love the story of her life I could never get bored of her
Meghan cameron <cedarmtn.@.televar>
Ellensburg , Wa. USA - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 14:39:45 (EST)
I am but one who has learned of the genocide of the American Indian and am eager to learn more of the NAI cultures and to help educate the non-Native American Indian community. As part Seneca, I am trying to learn as much as possible.
E. Hunter <SlvrFox44@Yahoo.com>
Marlton, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 09:50:25 (EST)
hi. our student teacher was teaching us about your tribe i thought it was very interesting. thank you
Nikki-jo <njanna@mailexcite.com>
Fairmont, WV USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 18:56:27 (EST)
I have a report due on Virginia and the Powhatan Native Americans and i was wondering if you could send me any additional information or any other sites that could give me some. Thank you, Ryan Blitcher
Ryan Blitcher <Rdbtennis@aol.com>
Haverford, pa USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 21:35:30 (EST)
I can trace my direct line back to Pocahontas and I am very proud of it. When my wife and I saw the movie we were suprised that it did not follow the true story. Pocahontas was truly a great women who did a lot for her people and to help the Jamestown settlers. I am truly proud that she is part of my family and I will allways strive to tell the truth of her life. One of the best books I have found about here is "POCAHONTAS , THE LIFE AND THE LEGEND, BY FRANCES MOSSIKER" George
SMSGT George E. Legge, USAF, RET <legge@adisfwb.com>
Niceville, Fl USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 15:05:04 (EST)
Thank you for bringing to light the falsehoods that Disney portrayed. I never realized that there was a different story. I will be sure to pass along this information when faced with people's inaccuracies of this great woman's life.
USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 09:53:15 (EST)
Boozhoo from the Long Plains Oijbway First Nation located 17 miles southwest of Portage La Prairie,Manitoba. Neat stuff you have on here.Drop a catalouge my way please.thank you,and keep up the work u guys are doing on here. Dennis Cameron
Dennis Cameron <horsedance@yahoo.com>
Gen,Del.Edwin, Manitoba Canada - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 00:48:07 (EST)
my mother was originally from West Virginia. She always said she was a very distant relative of Pocahontas. I never did believe it. But I did hear we are part Indian. How do you begin to research something like this. (She was from Clarksburg; and her maiden name was Proudfoot).
debbie sowers <sowers@acsworld.net>
lewistown, pa USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 15:34:53 (EST)
I would like to thank the producers of the website for their excellent presentation of of rich, beautiful and powerful culture. It is important for iformation such as this to be continually told and that the correct versions and storys are told particularly by the people/culture they belong to. I am an indigenous person to Australia. We are collectively know as Aboriginal people although my tribal groups are the Wonmulla and Budimeja tribes. I would love to talk to anyone who is interested in other cultures. For all non-indigenous people out there - please keep your mind open to discover new and different cultures and respect what you learn. But also be proud, very proud of who you are as an individual on this fantastic earth. To my fellow indigenous people keep your culture strong and learn as much as you can about it and always be proud of who you are and always be positive - because it only takes one drop to produce many large ripples.
Wanita Reddingius <w_reddingius@wapol.gov.au>
Perth , WA Australia - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 00:43:02 (EST)
Thank you for the true story of Pocahontas. I am doing a research project about her. I read in a book that Pocahontas meant "adventurous one" or "mischievious one". Now I know differently! Do you know of any books that I can look for that tell the story of Pocahontas and your history that aren't written from a biased viewpoint?
Allison Johnson <redrover@stlnet.com>
USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 14:25:37 (EST)
Great web site. I love Native American history and the people.
J. Beazer
USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 23:17:51 (EST)
Thanks for the wonderful page and the history lesson. Our family genealogy was published recently and I was stunned and delighted to find Pochahontas in our family tree. See you in May of '99 and again thanks for the page and info.
Kyle Workman <kworkman@wvinter.net>
Charleston, WV USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 21:17:55 (EST)
G'day, I found your site while performing a search on "Pocahontas" to prove to a friend that, not only was the Disney 'version' of her life WAY OUT of whack, but that she did marry John Rolfe. Needless to say, he was quite surprised...as they always are...!! I am currently 33, but since my days in early grade school I have been infatuated with the truth about Pocahontas. There was not much available at that time so my reading list was quite short. I guess that is the one thing we COULD thank Disney for...the truth is slowly coming to light!! I have known for quite some time that the accepted versions were not correct. So, when the Disney version was released none of the children in my family wanted to see it because they already knew it was not even close. In the late '70s a relative, by marriage, di a complete geneology trace of our family tree to find out for sure if we are directly related to John Rolfe. After a few stumbling blocks around the Civil War time frame, she did make the direct connection. So, I am one of the many 1/16384 descendants you mentioned. And, although I am not legally considered a part of your heritage, nor the many other Native American traces coursing through my veins, I feel the pride and connection deep in my soul...very PROUDLY so!!!! In closing, I applaud you on your wonderful website and wish you Godspeed in your efforts to promote the truth!! Your Brother, Dean C. Rolfe
Dean C. Rolfe <d.rolfe@boeing.com>
Everett, WA USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 14:51:54 (EST)
I, like many who have signed your guest book, have been doing family research on both my husbands side and mine. My husband is 1/32 Cherokee. It is so difficult finding records. I, on the other hand, am one of those who are only 1/16834 Powhatan and still proud of that. I was always taught that the history books and movies have sensationalized the story of "Pocahantas". The truth is rarely told for entertainment's sake. I am disappointed that the entertainment world refuses to make the truth known.
Suzanne Stone <g.sstone@lds.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 14:07:17 (EST)
I have lived in Powhatan Point for 47 yrs. WE have had the Indian Festival for 2 yrs now. It has become a yearly event & the second one was bigger than the first. We have visiting indians from other states ,telling their stories displaying their crafts, Cerimonial dancing,flag ceremonies,native dress,indian tents with their untensils,Blankets & probably a lot of things I havent seen. If anyone is interested in participating in this festival in Sept you can call the city building to get the powhatan improvement committee in charge of these things.740-795-4021. To get more imfromation. Any imput on Powhatan Point ,Ohio would be appreciated.Lois Jennewein
Lois Jennewein <clylo@1st.net>
Powhatan Point, Oh USA - Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 16:47:44 (EST)
Your website and the true story of Pocahontas was great. I'm doing a huge, mock criminal court case for Social Studies and it really helped. Thanx!
Robin <robin@inreach.com>
Modesto, Ca USA - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 18:03:52 (EST)
My GGGrandmother, Carie Mae Hitt, was a member of the Pamunky tribe. I am attempting to locate documents & create a family tree to get a deeper understanding of my native american heritage. Can anyone provide me with a good starting point?
Amanda Birkenstamm <pbirk@email.com>
Robbinsville, NJ USA - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 09:33:39 (EST)
My family name is "True" and was changed by the white-man to Ashworth. In our family books we were never given a reason for this change but we do know we are descendants of Powhatan. Even though we have met with many roadblocks attempting to discourage us from this truth we know it to be acurate and will continue with our journey to the end. Our family came west with the early ones, and settled in Arkansas. A few names from our family books are: David Paul Ashworth, John Taylor Cloud, Lydia True, She Walks in Morning Light, and Grace True Ashworth. It is a shame that such a great nation cannot recognize the truth of our heritage as we are indeed Powhatan. God Bless each of you.
Cheryl Welch-Davis <cw-davis@usa.net>
Pasadena, TX USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 01:09:40 (EST)
In doing genealogy research on my family, I have recently found out that on my mother's side of the family, our line can be traced back to Matoaka. Altho my Indian heritage is quite miniscule, I am very proud to claim it. Your web site has given me information that I never knew before. Thank you for your effort in making available what you have.
Richard Bardsley <orion@lightspeed.net>
Shafter, CA USA - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 17:46:30 (EST)
What a wonderful site you have! I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit here and intend to come back often. Expect to see me at some of your pauau's as well! My paternal grandmother's father was Andrew JACKSON BROOKS from Woods Cross Roads, VA...a full-blood. He was either Cherokee or Renape Powhatan (the latter being my guess - due to much oral history in my family on the matter). I am also of Cherokee descent on my mother's mother's side of the family and Iroquois on my mother's father's side of the family and plan on publishing a family history for posterity....there are so many wonderful stories that have been passed down the generations, I just can't resist. It is a shame what Disney did, but perhaps, because of Disney, the Powhatan have the impetus and the wherewithall and the public interest generated by the movie to finally set the record straight, in their own inimitable way. Without Disney generating such interest in the subject of Matoaka, there would be no reason for the Powhatan to be so outspoken in such a public forum. With everything bad and good, comes the possibility for positive changes and you, as a Nation, with this website, have taken something that could be very negative and made good. I congratulate you on a job well done! From everything comes the opportunity to learn. Looking forward to your next pauau. Wado and To hi du (Thank you and blessings), P-J
Pameela Joan COOLEY CARTER <pjcoolcart@aol.com>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 10:34:06 (EST)
I love native american cultures, i just wish that I can learn much more about them, Good Luck!
Gisela <gisgarden@yahoo.com>
Chihuahua, Chih MEXICO - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 20:01:25 (EST)
This is a truly splendid site! Thank you so much for adding to the enrichment of Knowledge for others. My ancestry is Pamunkey/Mattaponi...I am originally from Hampton, Virginia. I am delightedly passing along your web site to family members. Take care, Patrice
Patrice Firth Hughes <ravenstar@hotmail.com>
Winter Park, FL USA - Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 13:25:38 (EST)
It was a great site! I have always wanted to know the real pocahontas after watching the movie! But her appearace didn't diisapoint me! And Those informations your given are so detail and clear! It;s a cool site!
Zhelynd Wang <zhelynd@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Canada - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 15:11:07 (EST)
My son found you site & told me abt it as we have been told for years that my husb was an 8th gr grandson of Pocahantas through his moms family through the Randolphs of Va. We have been to Jamestown & Gravesend Eng to visith the sites there. Have spoken to an old man in the library in Gravesend , who loves to talk about her & let me copy several books with info on her. I have searched for years to find the truth & have been lucky to find it. There are many books in circulation that are fiction. We have taught our children the truth so they knew abt the falsehood of the disney film. We have had 2 Navajo foster children over the years & love them as our own. My husb's dad told his mom the relationship to Pocahantas. He even lived with & was adopted by the indian tribes in Va. & Ala when he lived there. He even gave one of his daughters the indian Name of Choctaw Chickasaw Chickamaw in honor of the tribes he loved. He was a judge & owned a plantation in Florida & was a fair & honest slaveholder when the emancipation was declaired & set them free & let them own & live on his land & grow crops of cotton. My husb mother was Electa Eyrie Elliott who married George Hemingway from Nottinghamshire Eng. Her father was Robert Kerr Elliott who married Mary Susan Ann Woods a daughter of Mary sarah Albritton who married a Woods. We have not been able to get beyond that in searching census records etc. The elliott line goes to the Randolpjs of Va. & the Rolfes & Bollings where we cannot find too much beyond that. I read in one of the comments that someone had heard that Thoma Rolfe was thought to have died in Eng. That is not true. Wnen Pocahantas died John Rolfe could not take care of his little son witrh his travels so left him in Eng with a relative to raise. Thomas then came to America whwn abt 16 or 17 or so yrs old & lived with one of the Randolphs in Virginia until he married. We have submitted to the LDS family History library as much info as we have found on our families. It is on the computers for anyone who searchs for it there. I want to tell you that the Readers Digest has put out a very good book on the Inians tribes of USA several years ago & has done a nice job telling the origins of the Algonkian Tribe & others & how they migrated down the easter coast with Powatan overcoming several areas & leaving a relative like a bro or uncle tp rule over them & he remained the big chief. It writes about the other tribes too & shows the Mantle of Chief Powatan which is in the Museum in Eng. Has drawings of the Long Houses they had & tells some of the rituals they used. It is very interesting.. If there is anyone out there who could help us find more of my huab;s roots we would be very appreciative. Most of his family settled in Va, Ala Tenn. & Flo. We have helped to raise 2 Navajo children & they are still like one of our own & they are married with families now & we keep in close touch. Your Guestbook was very fun reading & so was your website. Our whole faM WOULD LOVE TO TAKE A TRIP THERE FOR YOUR POW WOWS OR WHATEVER Keep it up.
Nola Marie Hemingway <NolaMarieH@AOL.com>
SLC, Ut USA - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 03:12:54 (EST)
This is one of the best Native American sites i have seen.
Mikael Dahlberg <tajgahusky@telia.com>
- Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 14:23:12 (EST)
Thank you for the true story of pocahontas and all the other information and pictures. my daughter and i learned so much at this site. we are not of native american descent, but we have the greatest respect for all native americans and their wonderful culture and history. all americans can learn at least one thing from them: be proud of your heritage! all our best to you and thanks again.
Rose Smith <india629@aol.com>
Vienna, VA USA - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 11:15:47 (EST)
My husband's grandmother , we were told by his father, was a powhatan indian. Her name was birdie lee reford, I think her last name was redfoot but was changed to reford by the white man. If there is anyone who knows of this tribel family please let me know, if you have no information where will i find information on the indian records. My husband has the faceual feactures of an indian tribe. His hair was jet black and has the round face and large nose. I use to kid him about his greatgrandfather posing for the indian nickel. My husband has that beautiful complexion of cooper color when he stays in the sun. It does not take him long to darken once he is exposed to the sun. Our olderest son has this beautiful complexion, being mixed with the white from my side it is not as strong as my husbands. Are there records of the powhatan viliages and how many powhatan lived after the white man in the years 1898-1949. my email address is blanche@postoffice.ptd.net please send me any information available. Thank you Diana Willoughby McCabe
Diana W McCabe <blanche@postoffice.ptd.net>
Asbury, NJ USA - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 18:29:18 (EST)
My wife Connie email Cnstance@aol.com and I love to attend the pow wow's. Through the influence of Captain Bill Kind my wife's aunt Myrtle received a blessing from the rankokus medicine man via Chief Roy Crazy Horse. She died shortly thereafter from cancer. Her attitude completely improved after her meeting in the woods with the medicine man. She felt certain she was of indian heritage and the Rankokus pow wow's made her a very firm believer. We are dedicated the the indian's best interest. This is a super web site and I would only like to guess that it was designed by Mr. Barry King. I met him at the museum and he is a fantasticly artistic person. Keep up the great work. Barrie Borman
Barrie Borman <EBarrie@aol.com >
Eastampton, NJ USA - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 15:59:30 (EST)
I, unlike many of the people who have written in the guestbook, do not think that I have any native American blood in my heritage. It could be likely, as my descendents originate from the West Virginia part of the country. In fact the county in which I was raised was named for the Mingo tribe of the Indian nation and the county in which I was born was named for the the Logan tribe. I do feel sorrow and remorse for the horrible things that my ancestors either participated in or allowed to happen. My father looks as if he could have some American Indian blood somewhere in his ancestory, I, however, look as WASPish as possible. That does not stop me from teaching the truth to my children so, perhaps, they would be kinder to the people that inhabited the land before us. Plus, I HATE to teach fiction.
Carole Parsley <c3barm@earthlink.net>
Franklin, TN USA - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 20:36:22 (EST)
Just surfed on on found this to be a great site keep up the good work. I am a 15 Generation of Cheif Powhatan
John Johnston <john1@bright.net>
Ansonia, Oh USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 01:26:23 (EST)
My great-grandfather was Powhatan Hill. We aren't sure where he was born, but most of our family came from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and possibly Kentucky. I'm trying to find out anything I can about him. He was married to a woman named Willie Ann and they had several children. Those being, Girt, George, David Duncan (my grandfather)died in 1959, Mattie, Lillie and Frank.
Theresa Asbill <draftit@intellex.com>
Bunch, OK USA - Monday, December 28, 1998 at 22:15:08 (EST)
I am finally able to have access to this wonderful website! It is almost December 27, 1998, and tonight I will be lighting a candle in memory of all those who died at the Sand Creek Massacre-another horrible example of our government's treatment of a people who tried to trust white men speaking with forked tongues. I attended the festival in Rancocas this past October, and once again I felt right at home among people who may not have descended from the same tribe as myself,but are my brothers and sisters nonetheless. I am looking forward to the upcoming spring powwows! In talking to friends and coworkers, it has become really obvious how many people know so little about the Native American cultural events going on right in our area. Thank you, Renape Nation, for your hospitality in hosting the powwows! It really gives others like myself a "hands on" experience in learning about our people.
Michelle Williamson <sheba629.webtv.net>
Middletown, nj USA - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 23:21:25 (EST)
Very interesting site, one of several powhaan related tribal sites i've seen. i look forward to attending one of your functions. a few thoughts on the pocahontas commentary, those interested in reading more on the subject may find Dr. helen rountree's "pocahantas's people" a history of Powhatans through four hundred years informative. Also those familiar with A&E network's "biography" may wish to order a copy that includes commentary from historians, anthropologists, archeologists, and tribal members (Mattaponi). I thoght it would be appropriate to mention that the Mattaponi Tribe of Va. was consulted for the film, and although there were some differences in oppinion on how to proceed in certain areas, the Mattaponi and Tribal Historian shirley custalow / mcgowan are thanked and given credit for input in the film. Also i think that it is to say that the legend of pocahontas and Pocahontas's place in history are two very different things, much in the same way that the first thanks giving is potrayed. As an american indian i know the i mportance of truth and recognition about my people, but i would say that it important to distiguish between fantasy and reality especially in this context. I hope individuals interested in learning don't rely on 20th century fox and disney to deciminate information on an educational level. on the other hand this film was one of the only, if not the only to bring powhatan people back into the homes of america with this type of exposure. Attention was played to material culture ,dress, hairstyles, language (which is dead in practical form) and custom. in addition indian actors played key roles in the film, such as russel means as Wahunsunacock and Ms. Irene bedard as Matoaka (Pocahontas). Although inaccurate historically and Geographically (any body who has been to eastern Va. should Know better than to think we have waterfallls and cliffs like that) the film does offer exposure to a group of indians who are still alive and functioning - but for the most part forgotten by Majority of America until disney. a shame isn't it. Some of those groups are recognized by state gov't, some struggling for recognition, some just trying to research and reorganize like so many other eastern indians. Food for thought. anah, ictu nani
buck woodard
wicomcomico, va USA - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 14:42:40 (EST)
thank you!!!i feel like an important part of me is finding a home...the age of aquarius (which according to edgar cayce was to come full-bloom in 1998) is truly awesome - we are all seeking truth and enlightenment and your web site is certainly an important resource for us...oral history taught me to say that Pocahontas was my great (9x)grandmother and I think i've figured it out...Pocahontas(1595-1617) m.(1614) John Rolfe > Thomas Rolfe(b.1615) m.Jane Poythress > Jane Rolfe(b.___>1676) m.(1675) Col Robert Bolling > John Bolling (1676-1729/mem House of Burgesses) m. Mary Kennon > (1 son & 5 daughters)/ John Bolling(1700-1759) m.1728 Elizabeth Blair > (19 children)...Thomas 1735-1804.......Edward w/ a son named Powahatan...my research on these 19 kind of fades, I think I was in college (W&M'64)at the time or perhaps working ('76 pay chk stub has some data...)...anyway some of my bibliography was "POCAHANTAS & HER WORLD" by Philip L. Barbour, Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston.1970. and "SOME MID-WEST DESCENDEN TS OF REBECCA MATOAKA POCAHONTAS" by Daisie DW Howe, 1963....ROLFE FAMILY TREE 1516 by Mrs Woodrow Wilson... this generation of Bowlings had children who were born from 1777...and died 1855...1889... and I only have data on 10/19 so there is twice as much out there somewhere an just this one minor link > My great-grandmother was Emma Hortense Bowling born 8/14/1856 who married Wm Henry Norris in 1875 & begat 6 in Russelville, Alabama > 1 was Jennie (10/25/82) who married my grandfather Charles Samuel Worley, Sr who begat my father Charles Samuel Worley Jr in 1912 who married Jane Dawson Lindsey of Winona, Minnesota in Chicago, Ill. in 1941 and begat me in St Charles Missouri in 1943 and returned me to my spirit's native Virginia when I was 4 > original Powhatan Confederacy territory for college and to my beloved Richmond ever since... Instinct and oral history alike tell me that much significant native history occurred along the mighty James River here at my doorstep...that the current Farmer's Market located at the BOTTOM of Richmond - 17th Street was first a Trading Post for the Powhatan Confederacy...also Belles Island first belonged to these ancestors...help me please with an early map of the Powhatan Confederacy showing as much detail of this Virginia branch as possible. Thank you, thank you for being there /here at this time! Melinda Norris Worley Brown/Sunday Dec 6 '98...I have finally put all that I know down in a semi-coherent fashion!!!We must all celebrate these Virginia roots with a docu-drama showing how America's was formed tith our original red/white/black meeting and co-existing including our loving as well as our warring truths. If interested in helping us tell this story, please e-mail me and my friend Nessa @ cambist@bellatlantic.net...Let's aim for laying the foundation by July '99 and having our opening outdoor celebretory performance summer '2000...Richmond has just recieved $2.5million towards TOURISM over next 5 years...Let's go for the TRUTH..."IN GOD WE TRUST" has been suggested as an appropriate title...What do you think? We are OPEN OPEN OPEN for suggestions...thank you...mnwb
melinda norris worley brown <cambist@bellatlantic.net>
richmond, va USA - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 13:34:49 (EST)
Hartland, WI USA - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 11:50:13 (EST)
Nice.... I was looking for information on Chief Powhatan of the Powhatan trribe for my Social Studies project, but this has nothing to do with it! But still, it's help my friend with her report on Pocahonatas. It's prety interesting.
Gergana <sweetstuff_57@mailexcite.com>
San Pedro, CA USA - Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 20:35:54 (EST)
I like your web site its really convenince when geting information
Waimanalo, HI USA - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 16:55:16 (EST)
i like this website so much! i am very fond of pocahontas.
katie widmann <rwidmann@kmg.com>
mustang, ok USA - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 11:15:40 (EST)
Thank you for the refreshment of truth. I and my 3 children,(7,9 & 12) enjoyed your site very much. My children have a small stream of Cherokee blood and are interested in the Indian culture. I have been embarassed to become aware of the history of native americans.
Jennifer Hoyt <AzureEyez2@aol.com>
Augusta, GA USA - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 15:40:37 (EST)
Hello, I really like this website because im doing a report on Pocahontas. I have studied her sence i was in fifth grade. Im in eleventh now. My grandma had told me that there was a possability that we may be related to Pocahontas and if that is true I would really like to find out. Because i have been facinated with her for such a long time and if its true it would be a great honor to me. Thank you so much, Brenda Makin
Brenda Makin <sarinjaro@yahoo.com>
Sherwood, Or USA - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 12:37:17 (EST)
I have been searching for information about my native American ancestors from Virginia since I was a child. It wasn't until I found this web site that I have found anything but the most Euro-centric and basic information about the Powhatans. If anyone has any geneological information about the Powhatans or any information about how I could trace my roots it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Matt Vachon
matt vachon <mvachon62@hotmail.com>
burlington, vt USA - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 10:59:05 (EST)
At last i'm on-line and can research my interest in the native americans and their ways! It was nice to read about Pocohantas, we have a statue of her in my town.
Debra Ludlow <raindancer411@yahoo.com>
Gravesend, Kent England - Sunday, November 22, 1998 at 13:34:48 (EST)
I think that your site is beautiful. I have been searching for a site that would embody my Indian heritage and now I have found it. Please keep up the excellent work. I am very proud that you all have found a way to make things easier to learn about our culture.
Sunita <sunita1w@hotmail.com>
Pomona, NJ USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 12:13:47 (EST)
As I was researching my family tree; I came upon your web site, where someone questioned their Native American background. Their query pertained to a Mary Woods, my our checking brought me to the name David Woods, from Conn., I was wondering if they could be related? Also could anyone help me in finding information about Native Americans located in Conn. during (1800-1913), last names included Woods, and either Woolkey or Woolsey?
James McTague <0mctague_j@spcvxa.spc.edu>
jersey city, n.j. USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 00:50:02 (EST)
Thank you for the enlightening story about Pocahontas. Having grown up in Richmond, VA, the stories we were taught in school are much different. I always wondered why a young girl would leave her family and go to England and now I feel like I Know! She was indeed a special gift to those who knew her. I do wish there were more actual pictures and artwork in your website, though, or did I just miss it somewhere? Thank you again.
Elva Jordon <Ejordon326@aol.com>
Terrell, TX USA - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 22:44:07 (EST)
Micmac E-News can be found at: http://members.tripod.com/~alquimou/index.htm Good site!!! Pat
Patrick J. Augustine <alquimou@interserv.com>
Big Cove, NB Canada - Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 13:39:00 (EST)
I was helping my little girl do a book report on Pocahontas and found this web sight. Thank you for your side of the story. This report will be alot different then than the book she read. Thank you for the truth.
Marty Hunter <ocjm@fuse.net>
Cincinnati, oh USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 22:51:57 (EST)
I like this website
Micah Weinflash <theeactor@aol.com>
Bridgewater, N.J USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 20:35:48 (EST)
Happy to find your web site. we live close to Powhatan Point OH. We go to the POW WOWS there.
Shirley Roberts
Clarington, OH USA - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 08:19:22 (EST)
Just correcting a type error in that last message. Take away the extra M, that leaves ME, the abbreviation for Maine. And notice, this time I've left an e-mail address. I welcome e-mail from others.
Patrick Kid at Heart <ptp@jax.org>
USA - Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 04:12:00 (EST)
As a toddler I was told by a neighborhood bully, if you want to join the gang in our Cowboys and Indians play, you will have to be an Indian, I became an indian, which got me interested in real Indians.. At the age of 5 or 6 while walking with a neighborhood group to the local theater I saw prejudice first hand as someone in the group hollered, we better cross the street, we don't want to rub up against those (dark skinned people) the color will stick to you and you can't wash it off. I did not laugh when the others laughed. Later in life I became aware of war in a foreign land where innocent men, women, children and elderly were being robbed of their right to live. I did not take part in the slaughter. I feel honored to have had friends of many different races in my lifetime continuing to and be-yond this writing. I see children of different races playing together with no thought of their differences of skin color. I look at history as I untangle a twisted web of lies and deceit, I see many wrongs, committed by many people.

I now see people of a certain color getting blamed for certain atrocities. The guilty and the innocent come in all colors. I strive to see a day and a time come about when we can be friends regardless of race, when we can stop blaming people by colors, and instead hold accountable the actual perpetrators of the crimes committed. I may not find that perfect place in my lifetime here on this earth, but I'm sure I will find it, as there are those that have lived and died before, waiting there to greet me. I did find a place simular to that which I seek, as I enjoyed the 3 day Arts Festival at the Powhatan Renepe Nation in October. I wore black to honor all people who have ever suffered or still suffer today, and a band of red in honor of the blood which has been shed by every innocent person whose lives have been robbed, and a band of green in honor of the peace I seek and the peace I found for those 3 days at the Powhatan Renepe Nation. Maybe I will see you at the next Festival. Peace On Earth is possible.

Patrick Kid at Heart
MME USA - Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 04:28:32 (EST)
Hey! Really kewl page. HI! I am doing a research project on Native American Tribes. The tribe that I selected was the Pamunky Indians. I went to their reservation when I was in 2nd grade and now that I'm in 7th I thought that I would do my project on them because I was so interested back then about them. My problem is nowhere can I find any information on just the Pamunky Indians. I came across your page and it seems to be a very good one so I thought I'd e-mail you to see if you could give me any information or web addresses that concern the Pamunky Indians. Well, thanks for taking the time to read this, and hopefully you can help me!!!! THANKS again! Kellett Babb
Kellett Babb <ZacAttck42@aol>
Midlothian , va USA - Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 15:53:01 (EST)
It is a great joy to find this web site. I have sought more information about the Powhatan people, culture, and truths about Pocahontas as well as my family. The last 15 generations of my heritage are primarily Anglo - made up of German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch. However, 15 generations compared to thousands of years dating back to creation is very little. I am descendent of the Powhatan people, as well. It is through the union of the Native people and Anglo people - the union of John Rolfe and Pocahontas - which I believe was by the will of Creator. It has been quite a journey of discovery. I am blessed that now Creator has lead me to serve a Native couple in ministry. I believe in the depths of my heart that it is a heritage to serve in Native ministry. The history of Pocahontas is interesting. I continue to search for truths. I know that the Disney story is quite fictional. I have heard many variations. The story here grieves my heart. It is my prayer that Creator, through His son, Jesus Christ, will bring healing and reconciliation between all peoples. I look forward to learning more about the Powhatan people of today and those of my past generations. Jeny Covill jcovill@cyberport.net
Jeny Covill <jcovill@cyberport.net>
Columbia Falls, MT USA - Friday, November 06, 1998 at 21:12:32 (EST)
I received information from relatives today that my grandfather, God rest his soul, was said to have been Powhatan Indian. He grew up in West Virginia and then moved to Floyd County, VA in the early 1900's. He died in 1964. My sister and I are researching our family tree and this is the first time we heard anything about his heritage. We had been told that he was part Indian but didn't know what tribe. It was interesting to read over your website. Just knowing that our family is linked to Native Americans makes me feel a pride that I had not experienced before. Thank you for the wonderful information.
Teresa <James.Tipton@cwix>
Sterling, VA USA - Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 20:02:03 (EST)
I would like to say thank-you and keep up the good work. I found this web while looking for info on the Powhatan's for my 5th grade son. Previously he had to find info on the Shoshone and all this research as really been exciting and a great learning experience. Thanks again. Tammy
Tammy Seeley <seekys@netins.net>
Ridgeway, Mo USA - Monday, November 02, 1998 at 19:16:38 (EST)
I'm very impressed by this site. I didn't believe the love story of Pocahontas told by white people, but never know there was a sad story about your people. Cheer up and good luck. From Happy Together
Lee Joon <dully@mail.hitel.net>
Seoul, South Korea - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 09:44:11 (EST)
Your website gave me some great insight into the ways of your people and how they were effected by the settlement of the English in the 1600's.
Korey <Hensonk@alleg.edu>
Meadville, PA USA - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 14:56:37 (EST)
Patricia Putman <G123Barbie>
Sandston, VA USA - Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 21:41:06 (EST)
Aho, I was at the art festival this past October 10-12, 98! It was a great day. It was so very nice to see so many of my brothers and sisters! I am part Blackfoot and I have been attending many of the powwows throughout NJ. For the last several years I have been going out the Navajo Reservations and also have been to Souix Falls, SD. I want to Dance!!!!! I received a package from you and I will respond to support you. Congratulations on the new birth of the Bison!!!!!!I would like to visit again....I want to see....This birth is a new beginning of so many, many things!!!!
Barbara Lewis-White <Barbie-Doll@worldnet.att.com>
Long Branch, NJ USA - Monday, October 26, 1998 at 12:01:50 (EST)
I was surfing the net and found this website and am extremely proud of it's content. My mother is half Native American: Mattaponi and Pamunkey. I began to take special interest in this aspect of my heritage once I began writing term papers, about the stereotypical images of Native Americans in television and film media, for college. I wish I'd known about this site earlier, as it would've been a great addition to my research.
Washington, DC USA - Saturday, October 24, 1998 at 21:47:08 (EDT)
Your website is very informative. I will definitely visit it on a regular basis for updates. I am curious about Native American home remedies. I am African-American, and my grandmother was my primary doctor. I know that a lot of the "medicine" she practices is of African origin, but the more I speak to other African-Americans I realize many must be Native American. My grandparents are from the Carolina. Peace and Blessings.
Casonya O'Neal Coley <COC@usaserve.net>
Newark, NJ USA - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 20:17:35 (EDT)
As the sister of the Current Chief of the Nansemond Indian's; Barry "Big Buck" Bass, and the grandaughter of the former Chief "Running Deer" Earl Bass; I'm most impressed with your site. I'm so pleased to see so much info being placed at the fingertips of so many who now can hopefully begin to appreciate the love of tradition and culture, as well as the warmth of family, spirit, and peace that we as Native Americans have tried so hard to hang on to over the centuries. It is only right that the "white man" begins to see that we are human, loving, caring, and more than capable of feelings; that our forefathers were not believing in vain that there was hope in peace, brotherhood and living together. Thank you for helping to spread our message to others. Perhaps one day; if we all unite; we can accomplish some of the goals our forefathers dreamed of. May you be blessed as you continue your work. Again, I thank you for standing tall and proud. Sincerely, Debbie Blessing
Debbie Blessing <DebBlessing@yahoo.com>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Monday, October 19, 1998 at 22:52:56 (EDT)
I am grateful to the Creator that you have survived the centuries of our shame. It is a confirmation that your WAY is a right way. I can only long to experience the richness of your original languages and your oneness with nature. Courage, honesty, love, community, and truth are a few of the many things that the world will need and will learn from you. I found this wonderful site of yours ( an electronic extension of the reservation; acerage limited only by the heart ) by the article in the Today section of the October seventh edition of the Star Ledger. I will be a frequent visitor here and I will attend the Arts Festival in May. I support your quest for Justice and continued survival, growth, and the restoration of the languages and Ways which have been and are still being destroyed and subverted. I count myself a visitor in this country. My tribe cannot do anything right, not even for itself. But are we not at the dawning of a time of healing and restoration? I hope so, and I will remain open to what it may bring. But I give you my love now. With respect and Peace, Bob.
Bob Flannagan <waymeet@juno.com>
Wantage, NJ USA -
I had a great time at the most recent Arts Festival. It seems that in the past the American Indian was different and therefore despised. In today's world, being different is oftentimes intriguing. Now is the time for all to here of the history of the first Americans!
Jeff <Heiranger>
Manahawkin, NJ USA - Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 20:14:16 (EDT)
Cool site. A page about the Sami people in North Europe is at http://www.ahlo.no/.
Mikkel Berg <bardberg@online.no>
Tromsoe, Troms Norway - Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 16:19:52 (EDT)
Aho!! Just wanted to tell you what a GREAT time 2Wolves and I had at the festival. Special Thanks to Chief Roy Crazy Horse for allowing me the honor of photographing him. It came out wonderfully. My mother will be pleased. I will be sending a copy down to him also. Always in Spirit, sometimes in flesh, once in a while both, ShadowWalker
ShadowWalker <nuskatshadowwalker@email.com>
Fairfield, CT USA - Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 01:53:27 (EDT)
I wish I lived closer to you so I can attend your plays and dances.
Bernadette Coney <BConley777>
San Bernardino, CA USA - Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at 15:13:00 (EDT)
I think this web page is great.Ijust got alot of information for a report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Samantha*
Samantha Gegg <sgeggstlnet.com>
Florissant, MO United states - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 22:15:38 (EDT)
I am doing research on you in school - could you tell me what you ate and what you wore? please thank you.
Anthony Dukes <antman98@hotmail.com>
Fairborn, OH USA - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 17:57:23 (EDT)
I think that your site is the bomb!
Jennifer Basler <jennifer_basler_98@yahoo.com>
Greenville, NC USA - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 16:08:56 (EDT)
I had a lot of fun at the festival. Loved the guy telling about the horses!
Haddonfield, NJ USA - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 10:34:35 (EDT)
I loved the hot guy telling about the horses in the corral. See you next year!
USA - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 10:32:06 (EDT)
This is a very interesting page. I wouldn't have known about the real story of Pocahontas if I didn't read this page. Thanx for sharing the story. :))))
Ndari <braxton_fans@mailcity.com>
Jakarta, Indonesia - Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 08:35:32 (EDT)
I am currently checking into my family's background and have learned that we are of Shawnee desendants.I have also resenltly learned of the injustise that the goverment still does against our people. I was shocked and outraged!!!! What ever happened to freedom???????
Peggy Young <bamby_26@yahoo.com>
Portsmouth, Oh USA - Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 21:32:14 (EDT)
I am looking forward to attending your American Indian Arts Festival on Saturday with my husband and a few close friends. When I spoke to my co-workers about your upcoming festival they were thrilled and will be attending on Sunday.
Maricel Cruz <peteque@aol.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, October 09, 1998 at 03:28:53 (EDT)
I enjoyed your site and found it to be very informative. your story on "Pocahontas" was very interesting. Although Roy Disney released the animated movie about Pocahontas, and claimed it to be accurate, his information parallels that of the history books used in our nations high schools. Since this is where our knowledge of history begins, it is here that we must make the changes. Of special interest to anyone, I have recently read a book entitled "The Vanishing American". This book goes into the governments Indian Policy and the white attitudes against the Indian. The book was written by Brian W. Dippie and was published by the University Press of Kansas.
David A. Pfoutz <David Pfoutz@msn.co,m>
Manville, NJ USA - Wednesday, October 07, 1998 at 22:50:50 (EDT)
My husband, John Michael Kean is a descendant of Pocahontas. He is listed in the book of descendants. We have a daugher, Brittney, who is very interested in everything about Pocahontas. We would like any information on a foundation or assocation, etc. The connection to Pocahontas is through the Randolph's, which is also part of Thomas Jefferson's line. I have been doing research on both lines, so my child will know her family history. She is a red head, so it is easier to see the Jefferson connection. Thank you for this website, it is very informative. Please feel free to e-mail us at KEAN4186@aol.com anytime.
Betty Kean <KEAN4186@aol.com>
Gonzales, LA USA - Wednesday, October 07, 1998 at 20:36:18 (EDT)
where did you get your info from? is it factual or told trough stories?
wa USA - Wednesday, October 07, 1998 at 19:19:03 (EDT)
We are looking forward to our trip to the reservation tomorrow for the Arts Festival. We are looking forward to the alligator wrestling, archery and the Voladores. Can't wait to see it all tomorrow.
Ms. Steffen's third grade class <psteffen@oaklyn.k12.nj.us>
oaklyn, nj USA - Wednesday, October 07, 1998 at 11:05:13 (EDT)
Hey, Great website!! I have found alot of interesting things on here!
Lakeesha Gibbons
Huntingdon, PA USA - Monday, October 05, 1998 at 09:43:04 (EDT)
Hello. First I would like to say Thank you for the information and sharing of your Nations culture. Next I would like to say that I can not say that I am ashamed of who I am or part of me in any case. What my White ansestors did to the people of this l and was WRONG I admit. However, there is something in all races to be proud of! As Human Beings we need to work together to know each other as brothers and sisters, not as Indian , white,or black! To tell generations of children that their heritage is not good is also wrong. What damage to self esteem will be done? I too carry Native American blood in my veins and since childhood have been fiercly proud of that fact. By the same token I am also proud to carry Irish, and French blood in those same veins! Peace to you and our WORLD. My our Great Spirit Bless us with peace, joy,and love for each other.
Kim Jones <cotaotr@swbell.net>
TX USA - Saturday, October 03, 1998 at 19:09:53 (EDT)
I think your web site is great,I was surprised to see white people apologizing for their ways. One truth about the Disney movie Pocahantas was the way white settlers and soldiers destroyed the land.Now all they have to do is apologize for slavery. In the past I have always gone to the festivals but I have been missing them.I look forward to going this October.It seems like everytime the fesival comes it brings the nice weather with it.thanx!
anonymous <none>
NJ USA - Saturday, October 03, 1998 at 10:15:01 (EDT)
Don't be shy to show your faces.
Truman Adkins <tadkins@kimbanet.com>
Fieldale, VA USA - Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 16:41:06 (EDT)
Here we are, about to enter a new century, and our film makers and history books still feed our young and old false or incomplete facts! Thank you for not giving up the fight to educate "all" the people!! CONTINUE WITH THE TRUTH.
Genie <GENIEBOYDEL@prodigy.net>
Magnolia, NJ USA - Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 15:35:29 (EDT)
I was pleased to find the other side of the story. I am researching the effects of the Disney movie on the historical perspective. Thank You
John Jones <Phil2U@Kamloops.net>
Kamloops, Canada - Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 11:53:22 (EDT)
I found this site very informative, and it was especially useful in researching info on the Powhatan tribe. Thanks Chief Roy Crazy Horse!
Chet Christenfish
USA - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 15:58:10 (EDT)
Who is the Powhatan gentleman who paints his face and tells children's stories at powwows?? Perhaps this question is too general, but I missed his presentation and this is all I have to go on. Thanks for any and all replies.
Susan <HBSSBS@aol.com>
Harrisburg, PA USA - Monday, September 28, 1998 at 18:48:56 (EDT)
The web site was a very informative source for my research paper on the topic of your nation. The inclusion of facts concerning your tribe such as native dress, dance or ritual ceremonies, crops you grew or even the animals you hunted would prove interesting. Greater depths of the everyday hardships faced by your people would be a good addition to the page. As Americans whose ancestors came from different parts of the world we should know what the real "Americans", the "original" inhabitants of our nation went through.
Janine Navarro <G1GLES22@AOL.COM>
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIFORNIA USA - Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 01:37:26 (EDT)
Email us with some more info
lindsey,diana& Kim <qtpie6@excite.com>
montague, Ca USA - Friday, September 25, 1998 at 11:42:32 (EDT)
Cal Nez Design is a Native American owned business located in Salt Lake City, Utah for over 11 years. We are looking to a link or listing with your organization as a Native American owned business also we are looking for additional promotion about our firm. We have worked throughout the United States. We invite you to visit our website at: http://www.calnezdesign.com
Cal Nez <http://www.calnezdesign.com>
Salt Lake City, Ut USA - Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 20:58:37 (EDT)
Osiyo! My Friend, You have a nice site. I am planning a making a visit during your powwow this coming October. I hope I have a chance to meet and talk with you. May the Great Spirit Protect you all of your days. Osiyo, MorningFlower
Linda MorningFlower Guevara <Cherkai@mailexcite.com>
Lindenwold, NJ USA - Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 14:31:26 (EDT)
Don't give up your hope to tell the truth about your CULTURAL. I think you are a great NATION.
William Trabbold <WHOUSMOUSE@aol.com>
Collingdale, PA. USA - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 13:57:15 (EDT)
I'm so sorry that the Powhatan tribe has been through so much.And I will never give Disney my money again.I am even embarassed for my own ansestors!Keep your heads high!thanx!!
Jacqueline Hill
frankfort, ky USA - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 13:55:13 (EDT)
hey! i just wanna say that this topic on the Powahatans has been very interesting and fun1 I hope that I get an A on my report! 1 more thing, you need more history info on this tribe such as what the wore, when they started out, what the rituals and customs were and stuff like that! thanks so much! other then that, it's GREAT! Luv yall!!! :-)
USA - Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 21:24:49 (EDT)
I loved your site. I have great respect for all native americans. I too am deeply ashamed and embarrassed of our government for having treated our native peoples so badly.
Julie <JEA1517@aol.com>
St. Louis, MO USA - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 23:01:35 (EDT)
Peace and Blessings to you all. I have found your website both entertaining and informative. I am with the Nation of Islam under the leadership of Min. Louis Farrakhan and guided by the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. The so-called native "Americans" and the so-called black "Americans" have both been lied to, lied on, mistreated and cheated. I have always been raised to look upon the so-called native "americans" as my brothers and sisters. I offer support and prayer for all of your endeavors and pray that we will continue to have unity with each other against our common enemy - those who seek to deceive us in any way. You are very blessed that you still retain your history and can teach it to your children. I only wish that I could have known by early family members whether by stories, written history or anything else. I truly feel the hole left in my soul by not having a history of my family. Peace and Love
Amy Muhammad <amuhammad@safeguard.org>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 16:38:33 (EDT)
Enjoyed your beautiful website. I am Kiskiac from Virginia.The Kiskiac are of the Ppowhatan Confederacy,Hello brothers and sisters in new jersey!
tiy tiy in virginia <tiy tiy@aol>
newport news, va USA - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 14:26:55 (EDT)
I am happy to be told the truth.There is an old family history book belonging to my grandfather that tells of Matoaka and our family tree.She would be my great-grandmother eight generations back.I never had to see the disney version to know that it was foul. I have always believed in my native american ancestry more than the european side and it means much to me that some information is readily available in this way.Although I have one question.There is right now a web site posted by the chippewa that says Thomas Rolfe died in england as a baby.Who can say what is truth? I mean no disrespect,and in no way believe you are misleading,I just felt you ought to know what other half-truths are floating around.I think this site is great and return to it often to learn more.Can anyone help me find a page on Cherokee wedding ceremonies?It is becoming difficult.I apologize for my white brothers.When I was in school we were taught both sides of the story.I know what the white man did and I have promised in my heart to help kill the seeds of many hatreds born long ago.I am ashamed and embittered by being mosly white.The white mans' greed has caused many wars....and today it is still not enough,it must be more and more.....and it is tragic. Feel free to contact me.All comments welcome..thank you for the freedom to voice...little feather
renata <littlefeather@lycosmail.com>
reynoldsburg, oh USA - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 23:15:37 (EDT)
Debbie Jean Gamble - Ly <DLY2@PACBELL.NET>
SUNNYVALE, CA USA - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 02:37:23 (EDT)
this is the best thing. it is great to see that us native americans can have sites like this.
Julie <sugarerisman@yahoo.com>
medway, oh USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 23:02:06 (EDT)
nice site. thanks
dennis mcclain <mcclain@juno.com>
atlantic, nj usa - Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 14:40:48 (EDT)
Thank you for the information. I will visit again. With great respect, Aaron.
Aaron Haas <Pfotewolf@aol.com>
Sylvania, Oh USA - Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 20:24:28 (EDT)
shawn fustin <sfustin@hotmail.com>
blackwood, NJ USA - Friday, August 14, 1998 at 16:29:26 (EDT)
I found your web site by accident and was amazed. I have been told since childhood that a great uncle of mine traced our family tree indirectly to Pocahontas. I have always felt great pride in that and have always been interested in true Native American history. I also have Cherokee ancestry. I understand the anger at the misrepresentation of the story of Pocahontas in Disney's movie, but if we look past the cheesy love story and distortion of the facts one lesson in the movie rings true, at least for me. That is, love and respect the land, the creatures, trees, air, and water. When I watched the movie, I knew it was full of inaccuracies, except for that one.
Sophia Palin <lfantryno@aol.com>
OKC, OK USA - Friday, August 14, 1998 at 12:05:10 (EDT)
Incredible website!! I am soooo excited about bringing my Girl Scouts troops to visit. We will be out this year. Thank you for all of this information. See you in the fall
Pat <Poemac@aol.com>
NJ USA - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 10:59:10 (EDT)
My first time at the website!Tremendous! Pocahontas was my 10th great grandmother. I was also dismayed by the Disney movie version. Once again, it is embarrassing that an opportunity for positive relations is messed up. It is only natural that all people be treated humanely, with dignity and respect. I've always appreciated my great-grandmother's unique heritage, and have wanted to learn more. Thank you for offering a realistic perspective. I wish you continued success in the furture!
Miriam C. O'Connor <oconnorsgoners@juno.com>
Salt Lake City, Ut USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 00:22:54 (EDT)
Siyo, As usual something done with pride and class, keep up the good work....Donada
Christopher Pegram <C Pegram@MPTN.com>
Carolina, RI USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 17:44:28 (EDT)
I love this site! It's great that you're putting this on the web, so people can learn a little more about you! I have no Native American Indian backround, but I love the culture and almost anything to do with Native Americans
Heather T
USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 16:31:38 (EDT)
Excellent site! As a soon-to-be history teacher, I have been looking for sites that will tell the truth about Native American history -- I am very happy that I found yours!
Chris Honeck <pantherman@pantherman.com>
Ankeny, IA USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 00:57:42 (EDT)
I loved the site! I have no Native American background, but I am very interested in the history of the different tribes that once inhabited America. Thank you for the true story of Pocahontas. I really enjoyed it.
USA - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 19:52:29 (EDT)
My maternal great-grandmother was Paducah Apache, and I've been interested in Native American history and culture for a long time because of her. I'd been vaguely aware of the controversy surrounding Disney's version of the Pocahontas myth, and was doubly glad to find your site in time to prevent my daughter from wearing her Pocahontas t-shirt to a local powwow! Thanks to you, we both now have a much more accurate picture of this brave young woman's unfortunate life.
Richard <styrian@hotmail.com>
ca USA - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 11:27:46 (EDT)
Hello. I am almost embarresed to say I took my 5 year old daughter to see pocahontas and enjoyed it. Thanks for making me aware of the truth. However, I will say the movie is not entirely a bad thing. My daughter is now very intersted in all thing s native. This pleases me greatly. And she is very aware of the truth concerning what the United States Govn't did to all Indians. I am deeply embarresed and ashamed of my govn't. Please know all whites are not the same. Some of us have deep respect of natives and wish we could change things. Thanks for a wonderful site.
Rae Gaither <brlepega@netusa1.net>
wabach, in USA - Saturday, August 01, 1998 at 10:48:26 (EDT)
I think it is great that you are telling the real story about Pocahontas.
Jana <privet>
Tucson, AZ USA - Thursday, July 30, 1998 at 17:38:20 (EDT)
I have a measure of indian heritage, and appreciate your effort to maintain and disseminate some historical accuracy in this time of revisionism. I fear, however, the effects of dwelling too profoundly in past culture. Teach the facts of an individua ls heritage so that they may be proud. All of us, regardless of our various races, have histories that we may be proud of, but we must live together in today to secure our future as a society.
Rod Sloan <rodsloan@hotmail.com>
Madison, TN USA - Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 11:22:23 (EDT)
The website was very interesting and beautiful. I`m very interested in indian culture. I want to learn more about the Powhatan nation and get contact with the tribe. So I hope I hear from you soon. Per
Per Stiller <pstiller@hotmail.com>
Falkoping, Sweden - Monday, July 27, 1998 at 13:10:04 (EDT)
I would just like to thank you for providing truthful insight about Pocahontas. I was doing research for a speech about debunking the myth of Pocahontas thinking there would be little information on the topic. I was surprised and astonished to know the truth about Pocahontas. Now from this information I will be able to accurately show the true story of Pocahontas making the people's view of Disney's version uneasy to swallow.
Dayna Baskette <dbaskette@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, July 26, 1998 at 14:04:28 (EDT)
After being involved with the Native American Heritage Committee at Fort Monmouth for many years & also being involved with other Native American organizations, it's nice to see more information on the www regarding Native American culture/information (and your Pow Wows are GREAT!). This is a great web site, keep up the good work!
Paula Friedman <PhfDisney@aol.com>
Oakhurst, NJ USA - Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 23:16:55 (EDT)
Your information is of great assistance in my current research regarding the Pocahontas legend. I'm looking for Native American dancers and musicians (organizations or individuals) in Florida who would be interested in taking part in a theatrical presentation. Thank you!
Darlin Barry <sbaugh@iag.net>
Orlando, FL USA - Sunday, July 19, 1998 at 14:58:49 (EDT)
Great site.
Lois Bass Hiscock
Seville , Fl USA - Friday, July 17, 1998 at 14:39:14 (EDT)
I'm a lost Taina indian looking for some one to guide me. And teach me about my heritage as well as take me to festivals. Help me please. Sincerly yours; Audreiana
Audreiana <Dreiahontaspart2@hotmail.com>
new york, ny USA - Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at 18:03:19 (EDT)
Was curious if I could get some Brochures
Rebecca Levine <Rojo20@juno.com>
Va Beach, VA USA - Saturday, July 11, 1998 at 21:50:01 (EDT)
It was a great pleasure to find your website! I have been searching the web for any Native American history that I can locate. Last year my mother told me that my paternal great grandmother was pure blooded Taino. I would like to learn more of my Taino heritage and customs. Your Pocahontas information was very enlightening. When I was in grammar school I was punished on several occasion by the nuns because I disagreed with the way the Indians were being portrayed in the history books. It always seemed strange to me that the history books referred to the Indians as savages and murderers and the settlers that were taking their land away and killing their buffalo for sport were portrayed as heroes. I'm glad that your web site is educating the public on the beautiful culture of the Native American People and the true story of Pocahontas and the Powhatans of today. I am looking forward to attending your festival in October. God bless you. Maricel
Maricel Cruz <peteque@aol.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, July 10, 1998 at 22:35:17 (EDT)
Thank you for the chance to sign your guestbook! I want to learn more about the ancient oral histories.
Charlotte G. Kendrick <charkendrick@msn.com>
Orem, UT USA - Thursday, July 09, 1998 at 18:26:22 (EDT)
Thank you so much for creating such an educational site. I am teaching history in a local high school this summer. It has been sad for me to see how many students believe the Disney myth and how many fictional versions of the Pocahontas story are out there. I hope this site will open many Americans' eyes to reality! Thank you!!!
Jeanette Sipp <jsipp@juno.com>
St. Louis, MMo USA - Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 17:10:15 (EDT)
My company, VisionQuest, is beginning construction of our newest camp for troubled youth in Burl. Co. I am looking for information about New Jersey Native American heritage as much of the philosophy, traditions, and ceremonies used in our program come from Native American heritage. Thank you.
Susan Howe Gilhooly <sgilhooly@aol.com>
Exton, PA USA - Tuesday, July 07, 1998 at 14:03:43 (EDT)
I love Native Americans and the culture, and the page is lovely. If any Native Americans want to write to me, please do! Adam Beach is my big idol
Bente Monica Lauten <none>
7970 kolvereid, Norway - Tuesday, July 07, 1998 at 12:35:40 (EDT)
I have enjoyed your pages. They have brought me great joy in knowing that we as Native Americans are educating the people who wish to learn of their heritage. I am of the Amonosquath Tribe (Powhatan/Cherokee) My Chief is the same Chief Walking Bear in Missouri mentioned in one of your comments. May the great Creator guide you as you continue to reach out to those who do not believe.
Spirit Woman <kd5bno@pacer.com>
Altus, OK USA - Sunday, July 05, 1998 at 23:09:58 (EDT)
I always felt so good in my heart when read about the Native American's deep respect and love for nature, if only all people could learn from you. Though I was born in the U.S.A I came to live in Israel at the age of 17. I am coming to visit the U.S.A. with my 17 yr old daugther this August and I was looking for a Native American reservation to visit so we can learn from you. May we all live in peace and save and respect this planet which is truly a gift - a gift we must share without boundries for the earth belongs to all & no one like the air. We must take of it for our children. Love & peace to all.
Mitzi Ben-Baruch <talimk@gezernet.co.il>
Kiryat Ono, Israel - Friday, July 03, 1998 at 16:12:10 (EDT)
Looking forward to reading thru all of this fascinating history. My Grandad was a Native American Acheologist in the NE US. I will be meeting and working w/ Chief Walking Bear in Missouri, next month. He told me that his tribe is Powhatan-Cherokee. Should be much fun. Best wishes, Art
Dr. Art Hayes (Ph.D., P.G.) <KES-2@worldnet.att.net>
Winter Haven, FL USA - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 13:34:43 (EDT)
I am very glad that you are sharing accurate information about the Powhatan and Pocahontas. As an American and being part of a very multi-racial family I have always known there is more than one version when it comes to history. Because of this I am teaching my son to research very carefully when he looks up information on historical events and people. It is wonderful that like you many people and groups of authority on the subject share their knowledge and experience for others to grow in their awareness of what their history and country is real
CA USA - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 23:20:23 (EDT)
Been surfing today and so happy to have come across your site. Excellent! I am looking forward to visiting again.
Wilma Baines <wjbaines@hotmail.com>
Metlakatla, Ak USA - Thursday, June 25, 1998 at 06:03:15 (EDT)
BENSALEM, PA USA - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 19:31:17 (EDT)
Great Grand-daughter of John and Jenny Rolfe. And the rest is history that I am unsure of...? My grandmother lived in New Jersey the later part of her life but was brought up in a foster home in Boston due to divorce of her parents, John and Jenny. John Rolfe was the grandson or great grandson of a female indian women and I've now discovered Rolfe in the Pocahontas Legion. Could it be?
Barbara S. <BJS1234@aol.com>
Stratford, CT USA - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 17:16:45 (EDT)
Thank you for your factual info on Pocahontas. We are trying to educate the young people on true native culture and history.
Iretia Cox <knockwood.cox@ns.sympatico.ca>
Dartmouth, NS CANADA - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 06:57:53 (EDT)
Great website! I love Native American culture and i'm so glad i could learn about this reservation.
Andrea <AMB1082@aol.com>
Hudson, MA USA - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 16:29:30 (EDT)
nice web page.good luck to you. I was born in Irvington NJ .my last address in nj was in cedarcroft, brick, which is on the metedeconk peninsula on rancocas creek, if i remember correctly. i am a descendent of the seneca of ny and ontario. i have always been interested in the lenape/delaware. i subscribe to the lenape newspaper of bartlesville ok. i have philhouer's history of the delaware which appeared as a serial in the newark news years ago. if you would like to have it for your tribal hq/museum, let me know - no obligation/cost to you. please put me on your mailing list....Art Rodgers, 39 Nova Lane, Novato CA 94945....415.897.9174.
artrodgers <@aol.com>
novato, ca USA - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 05:19:24 (EDT)
Just want to say hello to Kim and Nicole. Hope to see you in D.C. next month!
Earl C. Evans
Hollister, NC USA - Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 15:03:19 (EDT)
Fantastic !!!!! Informative site So Glad I found You
Kayla Kristin <KatyDidNot@webtv.net>
Crossville, Tn USA - Friday, June 12, 1998 at 14:08:14 (EDT)
Hi! Way to Go! I'm very happy to see the information you are giving out about your tribe- Indians need to be in charge of the information shared about our people so that there will be less "mis-information". Keep up the good work! I enjoyed my visit here, by the way, and will come back. Would you consider my page for a link on yours? I am Shoshone-Bannock from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho- my family has a beadwork business and I maintain the website- Beadedweb's Catalog Site- http://members.aol.com/beadedweb2/catalog.html- we sell pow wow outfits, beadwork, smudge supplies, teas, craft kits, etc. My personal site with information on my tribe, my family, beadwork, more bead work pictures, our culture, etc. is linked from my family's site. If you could link to us it would be greatly appreciated. (Our unemployment is over 50% on our res.- this website has been our attempt to mitigate the effects of high unemployment) Thanks for reading this incredibly long message! bye!
Chris <beadedweb2@aol.com>
Fort Hall Indian Reservation, ID USA - Monday, June 08, 1998 at 14:29:57 (EDT)
I have known of my ancestors since birth. Our surname use to be LongTongue and had been dignified by settlers into the name Langston-Thank you for a truly informative site- I look forward to dancing to the Powhatan Drum. HO!
K.Michael Langston <Kamna1177@aol.com>
Annapolis, MD USA - Monday, June 08, 1998 at 08:04:10 (EDT)
I pass the Reservation literally every day during my work as a counselor/caseworker in Burlington County. I have always been interested in visiting and was pleased to find this site on the Web. Wonderful idea and beautiful site.
Dawn Reinhardt <dawn@cyberenet.net>
Burlington, NJ USA - Sunday, June 07, 1998 at 20:38:51 (EDT)
First let me say what a wonderful idea this guestbook is, especially for all of the frustrated family members trying to search out their roots.I have been face with the unique problem of tracing my roots back to lead to both native american and african american backrounds. I have hit several dead ends in both directions. The family is loosly traced to the area of Va. known as Augusta county and Highland County which became W.Va. It is believed my great-grandmother was of indian descent. If anyone knows of information regarding people in this area please e-mail me. Thank you
K.Scollins <legrez@bellatlantic.net>
NJ USA - Friday, June 05, 1998 at 12:02:35 (EDT)
i am told i am a decendent of the bass family of the Nassamond tribe from tidewater virginia. i understand this is a tribe of the powhatan nation. I am very interested in hearing more about my family's origins.
rick duffy <duffy@delaware.infi.net>
claymont, de USA - Thursday, June 04, 1998 at 21:22:54 (EDT)
In one of my High school classes i am doing a project in which I must write a personal journal during a eura i select. I choose to write about being a Iroqoi Indaian during Pocahantas' "days". I found this site a helpful hand. Thank you for putting the real story out.
Elizabeth Garcia
San Jose, Ca USA - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 21:21:01 (EDT)
Thank you for the wonderful website! I especially enjoyed reading about the 'real' Pocahontas. I was already familiar with her bio and when Disney started it's massive 'hype' campaign I had a hideous feeling history and reality were about to take a beating. Boy, I wish I'd been wrong. I've never seen all of the 'thing' Disney released, only bits and pieces from ads and TV shows and that was more than enough to convince me NOT to spend my hard-earned money going to see it or buy the video. I've had nothing to do with most of their recent films like the travesty they made of the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" (They gave it a happy ending! Goddess forfend that children should be exposed to unhappy endings! Nowadays, Disneyco would never produce a film like "Old Yeller" and if they do 'remake' it, they'll probably give it a sugary ending.) And it looks like I may be avoiding them for some time to come, unless they suddenly develop an attack of intelligence or good-taste. (I refuse to support garbage or inflict it on my niece. She's young and impressionable.) If you can suggest some videos worth viewing, I'd appreciate it. My little niece is part Native American (through her father) and I want her to grow up with a good self-image. >:> Wendy
Wendy Emlinger <emlinger@swbell.net>
El Paso, TX USA, Earth - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 00:55:28 (EDT)
Thank you for the useful information. I am currently a Junior in college and am enrolled in a history course this summer. One of my assignments is to read a book titled Pocahontas by Grace Steele Woodward and write a book review of the book. I decided to search the web and was very pleased to find your site. Many thanks for sharing this info on the WEB. Sincerely, Rachel
Rachel Mann <rmann@iusb.edu>
Elkhart, IN USA - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 17:57:17 (EDT)
Special thanks to Chief Crazy Horse for setting me straight on a few things, especially the Pocahontas myth. This is a fantastic site. Sincerely, Tim Larson
Tim Larson <t.larson@capstone-press.com>
Mankato, MN USA - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 16:52:25 (EDT)
Chief Roy Crazy Horse: Chief my name is Charles Wells aka "Charlie Greywolf or Hota Sunkmanitu tanka." I would like to thank you and your wonderful staff (Barbara, Michele, Shelia, Kim, Fern, Willy, Mr. King, and Beth Ann) for your/their friendship and hospitality. For the third time, I believe, the Great Spirit (God) has allowed me the honor of working with your people as a volunteer and I thank him for it. Although the time was brief I throughly enjoyed the few hours I spent working with Matt, Mike and Robin at the entrance to the reservation. Each time I have come to the reservation Barbara and Beth Ann hae greeted me with open arms and you Chief, have greeted me as a brother. Each time I have come to the Resevation I have learned something new. Each Pow-wow has been different, yet both a learning experience and entertaining. This year I purchased a tape from Yolanda Martinez. It is all drums and chants, and very, very good. I guess what I like most about the reservation is the fact that it has sparked my interest in my mothers ancestry. My grandfather was a full blood Lakhota Sioux and my grandmother Cherokee and Scottish; my father, Cuban. For what ever reason, I have this desire to know my mother's people, their customs, their history. Today I found your Website and copied all the information contained therein. It is a very good site. Thanks you again for the opportunity to work with you all. May the Great Spirit bless you and keep you safe. Charlie "hota sunkmanitu tanka" Wells
Charles Wells <lpawell@smtp.lps.state.nj.us>
Swedesboro, NJ USA - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 15:59:42 (EDT)
I just needed to let everyone what a wonderful and educational day I had today. My father is of Mohawk decent and I learned a little about his side of the family. I am looking forward to another visit so I can learn more. I can not belive how fortunate the people of S. Jersey are to have such a beautiful culture right in our backyard. Thank you again for such a wonderful day.
Medford Lakes, nj USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 21:25:18 (EDT)
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the show at Rancocas. We experienced a lot of valuable folklore, great food, and birds of prey. WE also were lucky to have a great seat at the alligator wrestling. Please let us know when the next one will be. We'll be there!
Rich Kelly <rckelly@comcat.com>
Levittown, PA USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 20:40:42 (EDT)
\o/ happy to raise hands to praise the works of the Great Spirit in honor of those who gave for our freedom and still are giving to this day...We're honored to be guests once again & to see the great wisdom of the chief be acknowledged & for those other men who gave their time for us to fly like eagles...they thought it and they achieved it with the help of the Great Spirit. My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me, I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily
Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow
And I, in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside

Not 'til the loom is silent,
And the shuttles ceace to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reasons why

The dark threads may be needful
In the skillful weaver's hand
As the thread of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned. (Author Unknown)

"...but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; They shall run and not be weary: they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

This was the 3rd time we have taken our children to your beautiful festival. We are of Cherokee descent from Ohio. We are also charter members of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, National Campaign, P.O. Box 65303, Washington, D.C. 20035, for further information.

The Howell Family <eagle53@prodigy.net>
Lindenwold, NJ USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 21:57:22 (EDT)
Hello, I'm Sioux from Pine Ridge SD, I'm in the Air Force, I would like to get on your mailing list if possible. Many people know my mother, Sandy Looks Twice, please drop me a letter if you might be a relative.
Fred Brown, Jr. <ftbrown@bellatlantic.net>
McGuire AFB, nj USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 17:55:19 (EDT)
We love your website. We are looking forward to attending your American Indian Festival this weekend. We go to Cherokee NC Indian Reservation every year and our 7 year old son loves it. So we were thrilled to learn there was an event so close to our home.
Patrick Duffy <duffypmk@erols.com>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 15:02:44 (EDT)
Congratulations on a very attractive and informative web site. I have had the privilege of attending your Arts Festival in the past and look forward to attending this weekend. The people are friendly and informative. This is great also for a family outing and my teenage daughter is looking forward to attending also. She always brings a friend with her, and this way introduces more people to the Native American Culture. I have always been fascinated by the Native American Culture and have attended a few Pow-wows or festivals when I was able. Thank you for sharing so much with us. We are truly enriched by the cultural exchange.
Kit Willmot-Hickey <Kth518@aol.com>
South Toms River, NJ USA - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 21:17:38 (EDT)
I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all of the Indian Nations for the atrosities your people have endured at the hands of the white man, of whom I am ashamed to admit I am a descendant. I admire, honor and respect your customs and beliefs. If it was in my power to change history I would do so that the injustices inflicted upon your people would never have happened. Thank you for this opportunity to share my feelings with you. Cat Mailander cat.mailander@pearson-inc.com
Cat Mailander <cat.mailander@pearson-inc.com>
Mercerville, NJ USA - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 11:50:22 (EDT)
I am ecstatic to see this web site. I am a former school teacher who wishes she had known about your reservation when she was still teaching. I have developed a real interest and respect for the Indian nations in the USA. One of my ancestors married an Indian woman. I would like to find out more about what tribe she was from and where she lived. I saw the May 23-25, 1998 festival announcement on TV and a friend of mine will be attending the festival with me. I look forward to visiting the reservation this weekend and on many occasions.
Colleen B. Delcamp <colleen_delcamp@path1a.med.upenn.edu>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 16:53:46 (EDT)
I am happy to see this site. I grew up here and never knew about the reservation until 2 years ago. My kids' grandmother spent some of her childhood on the Navajo reservation, but I haven't been able to determine if they are part Navajo or Apache. Physically, their family more resembles the Apache physique. I enjoy learning about the Native American culture and its variations from Eastern Woodlands to Plains to Northwest, etc. The Pan-Indian movement seems to have been a good way to unite the vari ous nations, but has also diluted each nation's cultural identity. I hope to attend this weekend and see everything first hand.
W. Valdez <katluvr54@hotmail.com>
Gibbstown, NJ USA - Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 15:41:42 (EDT)
Hi, I'm Navajo/Jicarilla/Mestitsa, who lives in N.J. but was born in Colorado. Your site is beautiful, hope to get to your next festival. Great to see you're on the net. warmest regards, Mary
M. Seals <mseals@earthlink.net>
Beach Haven, NJ USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 23:54:56 (EDT)
Our son was studying about Native Americans in September in his class when we saw your add for the fall Festival. We visited the reservation and spent a wonderful day learning and observing. The experience left such a great impression, that we are returning now in May. There was more we wanted to do and now we will.
Walenty Family
Neptune, N.J. USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 21:50:07 (EDT)
Thank You for presenting such a wonderful site to the net. The presentation is great, the content is out standing, and the mission as stated is nothing short of amazing. I am of "mixed" desent and have spent a lot of time searching for the truths of my own heritage and to find a site dedicating itself to helping others find what they seek is just to good to be true. Thank You again "May the Great Spirit Grant You Peace, May Mother Earth give you her Bounty, and Your Spirit Guide Keep Your Medcine Strong" John T. Fahlbusch
John T. Fahlbusch <comanch@ibm.net>
Bethlehem, PA USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 14:22:42 (EDT)
I would like to know if the Powhatan Nation was in the area of Luray, Va. I am an African-American whose great grandmother was born of Indians. She has very High cheek bones and appears to be Native American. Her name was Bethany Veney. My family is struggling very hard to make a connection to our Native American past. Please forward any response to L. Pearson c/o Wilson, Mayfield St. Worcester, 01609. Thank you
L. Pearson
Worcester, Ma USA - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 14:01:57 (EDT)
WE really enjoyed your festival last year and look forward to being there this spring thanks for the great site and information see you later good luck
David & Mary Constantino <silvcloude@aol.com>
Brick, NNJ USA - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 00:27:05 (EDT)
I enjoyed reading about the "Pocahontas Myth" I will be using this in my class. Is there anyway that I can get a copy of your Pocahontas Play?? (to use in my grade 12 class)
Yvonne Mensies <ymensies@sd31.gov.bc.ca>
Merritt, BC, Canada - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 12:50:30 (EDT)
We attend your festivals each spring & fall and want to thank you for making your culture avialable for all to enjoy and appreciate. Krystle, Kyle & Kandyce
Rocke Family <hrocke@pics.com>
Mt Holly, NJ USA - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 10:32:41 (EDT)
O si yo, I am a tsalagi (cherokee) young man living in NJ. I enjoy Visiting the reservation for the Festival. I hope I will be able to come this May. The festival is great. I am still wrking on some more crafts to display. Some of them are time consuming pieces. Much love to your people from mine. Stay strong and spread the good spirit. Wa Do (thank you)
Scott Red Eagle DiIorio <tsalagi@webtv.net>
Spring Lake, NJ USA - Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 20:18:27 (EDT)
My hubby & I attend every year & truly enjoy your festival. This year we are bringing our neice & nephew so they can learn about your culture.
Pat Flinsch-Rodriguez <pat.flinschrod@worldnet.att.net>
River Edge, NJ USA - Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 14:08:46 (EDT)
Have enjoyed previous Indian Ats Festivals and I'm very much looking forward to this year's.
Mariellen <quinellax@aol.com>
PA USA - Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 12:19:07 (EDT)
Hi, As a mystical thinker from time to time, I am intrigged by the powers of the water, the wind, the fire, and the earth all around us. It makes me think how small we really are. I have visited your place three times in the past and I always enjoy learning and experiencing what the American Indian has to offer to life. I am a very spiritual person and somehow, when I attend these events I feel a peaceful feeling around me, a calmness within me. My personal names are the Swan for it's calmness and grace and the Jaguar for i'ts mystical force and power.
William <SwamSx@aol.com>
NJ USA - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 19:08:10 (EDT)
HELLO! my teacher is really into this native american stuff and she showed us thease really cool web sites. this is one of the really cool ones goodbye
ashley johson <www. cool.com>
little falls, mn USA - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 12:14:57 (EDT)
Excellent and Informative
3 Fingers Trading <fingers@execpc.com>
Kenosha,, WI USA - Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 21:46:29 (EDT)
Thanks so much for the great Web-site...We really need more like it...There has been so much history deleted or just not entered into school books...We need to know the real truth about the "colonization" of America...Keep up the good work. I am one of the 1/16384 parts Powhatan,related through the Bolling,Bowling,Bolen Families....
Jackson Spurlock <usmc1962@aol.com>
Vandalia, Oh USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 11:20:52 (EDT)
i think its great you did this
Lauren Trujillo <wrstlrgrl1@aol.com>
newport news, va USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 19:10:15 (EDT)
It is nice to see this site. I believe that I am a descendant of Pocohantas. My grandmother has our family history traced back to Pocohantas. I am very proud of that heritage. Thank you for setting things straight about Pocohantas. Keep up the good work. Diane
Diane Cooper <dacoop29@hotmail.com>
Danville, VA USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 12:22:32 (EDT)
This site is great. i was looking for some info on pocahontas for a school proyect and i never knew how diferent it was to the very bad disney version. my term paper is about comparing the two and how disney changed the true story, this site helped me a lot. i am eternaly greatfull. i will visit again and read more about natives. our natives in Puerto rico were estinguished and i think the USA should do something to keep their true heritage :-)
Ivan Hernandez <savage_kiwi_@hotmail.com>
San Juan, PR USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 23:40:45 (EDT)
As your web-page mentions, I am a descendant of Pocahontas & John Rolfe, more English than anything else, but I am glad to see your page refuting Disney's falsification of history.
USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 12:24:10 (EDT)
Nice guest book!
Denmark - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 03:03:44 (EDT)
TaiGuey Natiaos (Good Day Brothers & Sisters), Thank you for providing us with such a beautiful and informative site. As a Taino, I understand the importance of representing our culture. Keep up the good work and may the Great Spirit Bless, Guide, Heal, Protect and Sustain you all, now and always! Taino-Ti (Good Spirits Be With You)!
Joanna Soto-Hernandez Aviles <JSAviles@AOL.com>
Reading, PA USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 20:14:25 (EDT)
thank you for being here I have a pulling in my heart to find my roots I had the good fortune to meet someone in a native chat room who led me here i hope i can find the answers i need to fill the void i have in my heart, any guidance you can suggest will be appreciated
Linda Rodriguez <lynla@yahoo.com>
millville, n.j USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 16:42:49 (EDT)
Just to say that my whole family loves to go to the reservation every year. Keep up the good work you are doing.
William Trabbold <WHOUSMOUSE>
Collingdale, PA USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 12:03:49 (EDT)
I'm glad that a Native nation has a web site. It proves that we accept the traditional as well as the modern.
Dennis Di Benedetto <Glenstorm7>
USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 22:50:02 (EDT)
Greetings, I am happy to see your nation represented on the Web. My father is a desendant of a southwest INdian Nation I have not been able to trace yet. I have been to several sweat lodges and other pow wows in the area, but not to yours. I look forward to your May Art Festival. If you have any ability to assist me in tracking my ancestory, I would appreciate the help. Kliwinski is my mother's maiden name. Peace brothers and sisters.
Jason Kliwinski <gaiasway@msn.com>
Glen Ridge, NJ USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 12:38:59 (EDT)
You have a very interesting and well informed website. My wife and I have always had an interest in the Native American culture as well as having a lot of respect for them. We plan to be at your next Art Festival in May. Good luck.
Laurindo Mendes <mendesld@yahoo.com>
Ft. Dix, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 17:33:53 (EDT)
My daughter and I have been attented the festivals for several years now and we thoroughly enjoy it. She gets very excited when she knows it is approaching. I myself would love to know more about Indian culture. Thamk you for this web page and for opening your land and yourselves up to the public as you do. I believe it is a great service to all Americans.
Serena <Were2range@aol.com>
Maple Shade, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 16:32:47 (EDT)
This homepage is just one more sign of exactly how strong a culture can become once again, even with all the struggle that your people have had to go through. Keep the spirit and culture alive.
Jennifer Gebhardt <jkay@bigsky.net>
Missoula, Mt USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 03:55:39 (EDT)
Thanks a lot! This was great for school reference. I am sure to get an A with the information I've obtained!
Brittany Rubinstein <brittany2000@juno.com>
Toledo , OH USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 15:01:36 (EDT)
I am glad to see this homepage growing. I added it a while back to the Native American Links - museums of my own homepage (http://www.jaguarsystems.com/sondra/).
sondra ball <sondra@jaguarsystems.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 14:16:31 (EDT)
I've been visiting the festivals for two years now and enjoy them very much,there is so much to see & learn.The web site is Very Good and very informative.I am a "sponser" and intend to renew my membership for as long as I can.
Roy Perkins <rperk63416@aol.com>
Beverly, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 09:06:19 (EDT)
My family loves your Indian Fest! Although I'm not a Native American myself, I enjoy going to it; we learn so much! I've told many of my friends about it, so they can experience it too. I am a wolf enthusiast and my favorite part is seeing those beautiful animals at your Indian Fest; I could watch them for hours!
Shea Smith <jimnshea@bellatlantic.net>
Browns Mills, NJ USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 22:55:09 (EDT)
Eva anderson <none>
Burlington, NJ USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 17:30:54 (EDT)
Very Good, Keep up the good work. Keep our Native American way of life alive.
William Long <EMT31456>
Leonardo, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 07:39:11 (EDT)
OUT-Standing! Keep up the good work. I can't wait until May to come to your festival.
Herb Williams <hwilliams@woodbridgenj.com>
Woodbridge, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 13:54:19 (EDT)
HEPHZIBAH, GA USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 15:44:25 (EDT)
I received an advertisement about the upcoming American Spring Indian Festival at your reservation ON May 23-25, 1998. If there is a schedule I would like to know how to receive it. I do not live far from the reservation. Also, my daughter has a professor who teaches at Rutgers who is an American Indian and is interested in your reservation. Good Luck with your guestbook.
KathyH <QuietKathi@prodigy.com>
Delran, NJ USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 17:02:35 (EDT)
Hi! I really like your site and I will for sure visit you soon again. I will also make a link on my webpage: Native Americans:http://home.sol.no/~kabra/native.html Best regards from Kai Braathen , Norway
Kai Braathen <kaibraathen@kailinks.com>
Vardø, Norway - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 11:43:33 (EDT)
Thanks for putting together such an attractive and informative site. I came across it while searching for the historical background to the Pocahontas legend. Although I did find the Disney version inspiring, I suspected there wer some historical inaccuracies and artistic licence used. Thanks for providing the truth of the situation. Since I may have some Amerindian blood myself (my ancestors settled in upper NY's Mohawk valley and there is evidence of intermarriage), I have always had a sensitivity to native issues, and have attended one pow-wow in Canada. Your upcoming Indian Arts festival sounds most fascinating and I hope to be there some day, if not this year. Thanks again for providing this information.
John Thompson <thompsjm@mail.intranet.ca>
Ottawa, ON CANADA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 13:57:21 (EST)
I've just recently been trying to figure out my roots, and I'd always known that I had a lot of Powhatan in me, but never really knew anything about it. I've all of the sudden really wanted to find out about my people's past, and your site was a wonderful help. It's really strange that the one part of my heritage that I pride the most I couldn't really explain, and barely understood. I'm young, only fifteen, but I really want to explore this part of my life, maybe drive up to the reservation in a couple of years. I'm not really sure why I decided to sort this all out, but I realized truly how much it means to me, and how it makes me up to who I am. It probably seems like this is some little white girl in her hunt for ethnicity, but I don't think so. It's such a beautiful part of me, a people that I can relate to, something I really truly want to be a part of openly, and I hope you can help me to do so. It's sad really that whenever I tell people I'm part Indian, they always roll their eyes and mutter something about my family raping the poor indian girl, but this is where I sprung up from, and these random assumptions hurt for whatever reason. My slick and easy Euro-relations mean nothing to me, it's been this small culture that I rely on for my history, the most important part I have. I derive my world from this heritage, and I hope that you can accept me back into my culture. Please write me via e-mail, and thank you.Chandler Jenrette
Chandler Jenrette <eroina57@hotmail.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 10:32:19 (EST)
I have just found this site and went straight to the Pocahontas myth page, which was very informative. Thank you. I would like to say though that whilst I agree and understand that the Disney film was not true to history, I still feel it has done a lot of good in creating awareness of original American peoples in young children. As an Englishwoman, born in 1961, I was brought up on a T.V.diet of "Cowboy and Indian" films every week, and that was my only knowledge of that part of American history. I remember that as a child as young as 4 or 5, I felt a terrible injustice was being done to the Indians, because they were generally shown to be the baddies of the piece. I always felt that if someone had invaded my land and tried to control the way I lived and tried to take away my self respect, I would have been fighting too! Usually when a cowboy got killed, I somehow felt he deserved it! Now I am a "grown up" and have a child of my own, I have tried to teach my son to have respect for all people but especially for indigenous peoples, who are the keepers of so much fundamental knowledge and wisdom. My son enjoyed the Pocahontas film. I had aleady explained to him that not everything in the film was correct but that Disney was just making a nice story out of some of the characters of history. The film made him very inquisitive about what happened to the Indian people of America. The Disney film - particularly the "Savages song" was of great help to his understanding, that "savageness" is in the heart and not in the way one lives. "The white invaders were really the savages, weren't they Mummy?" said my 5 year old. If the film Pocahontas gets our younger generation thinking about injustice, then for all its faults, I would say it has been worth it. In school in the UK we are taught nothing about our and others invasions of the American continent, and I very much hope that now as more and more schools in the U.K. are getting computers and hooking up to the net, sites like yours will be able to spread the word of truth, so that we can all learn about and respect the culture of all, as well as learning from our mistakes in history. I shall make a start by bringing my son to this site on a regular basis. Thank you again.
Claire Parini
England - Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 13:10:31 (EST)
It is a true treasure to have prserved your culture and be able to share it with others. I also feel blest to know the real story of Mataoka and John smith. Are you aware that there is history that classifies the powahatan nation as one of america's triracial isolate societies? These societies are also left out of american history books although they helped shape todays american culture.
camille bergstrom <tbergs1990@prodigy.net>
kenosha, wi USA - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 02:14:30 (EST)
I recently brought a group of developmentally disabled adults to the museum and we all had a wonderful time with Joe as our tour guide. Their favorites were the village and the buffalo. My favorite is the gift shop. I'm a member of the Northern Cherokee Tribe of the Old Louisiana Territory and it's always great to find gifts and other American Indian related materials. Thanks for a great visit and a great web-site, which led me to you! Blessings, Amber Green, Princess White Eagle amber.green@ptsem.edu
Amber Green <amber.green>
NJ USA - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 23:33:16 (EST)
Beautiful site, I'll be back many many times.....
Dianna Mathis <new-song1@ix.netcom.com>
Dale City, VA USA - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 22:05:14 (EST)
The site is fantastic. I'm looking forward to this spring's PowWow. I'm very proud to be a friend to the Reservation.
Judeanne Armenti <judeanne@bellatlantic.net>
Phila, PA USA - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 09:05:27 (EST)
very interesting and well put together site. I just recently heard Disney is producing a sequel to Pocahantas.... Wonders will never cease.... Ignorance prevails.
Rhetta Kutch <rhya@juno.com>
Spokane, WA USA - Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 10:56:01 (EST)
I found your web page by accident - but it is a pleasant surprise! I am of Powhatan heritage and need to research more of my Native American family history. Keep up the great work!
Patricia Hickey <patpiggott>
Hampton, VA USA - Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 14:05:21 (EST)
Great Web Site! My name is Kathy E. Shassere. My mother is a direct descendant of William Tapptico of the Wicomico (or Wiccocomoco) Band of the Powhatan Confederacy.William Tapptico was living in Northumberland Co., VA, around 1695. He disappears, along with his mother and father, and his widow and three children reappear in the Blue Ridge Mtns. She is known thereafter as "Widow Tapp". Her farm is part of the Wilderness Battlefield (Civil War). Some of the family moved to North Carolina and lived with and married Cherokee. I would like to know more about William Tapptico and his people and what happened to them. Thanks!
Kathy E. Shassere <megwaters@psychiatrist.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 19:27:19 (EST)
your web site is very informative and well done.
ginger wheeler <pwheeler@sprintmail.com>
hampton, nj USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 18:07:41 (EST)
I am doing a thesis on Native American Literature:A Useful Tool in The Language Arts Classroom. I need information and studies on your Art of Story telling as well as, the use of folk tales and how they are used in the classroom. I am SO excited to find you on the web. I am of Native American descent by way of my father's mother who was born in Alabama near a town called Nachez. Her name was Mary Woods,however, she married and became Mary Woods Riley. Her husbands first name was Frank. In high school I did a little research I think she might have been a Black Creek. If you can help with this I would be greatly appreicative to know more about my hertiage . I also, have Afro-American in me . My father's father was considered a half-breed. half white and half native American . Hope to hear from you soon. My paper is due for the first final draft 3/30/98.
Elaine Williamson <Skip727@AOL>
Hackensack, NJ USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 18:17:58 (EST)
I'm researching possible Powhatan roots. while working on that i'm looking for a place to view Powhatan art and tribal images. Please help. prefer on-line view. thanks
Richard Price <richardHombreprice@Yahoo.com>
Nashville, tn. USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 16:53:45 (EST)
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