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Their Sitting at Meate

John White’s 1585 image of Native Americans eating shows that meals were a communal activity and that tribes were consuming the natural resources available in their particular regions.

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A description of how the Powhatan acquired food.

https://www.historyisfun.org/learn/learning-center/how-did-the-powhatan-acquire-food/

An article exploring different foods native people in the Chesapeake region would have eaten.

https://soyummy.com/what-pocahontas-ate/

A description of some of the indigenous peoples’ recreational activities.

https://www.historyisfun.org/learn/learning-center/what-did-the-powhatan-do-for-recreation/

An article about games and recreation.

https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Games_by_Early_Virginia_Indians_Uses_of

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