November 16

Powhatan Village

We have just completed a Powhatan village from the Eastern Woodlands region of the United States. The children worked in teams of three. Each team created a wigwam, canoe, fire pit, and tree. Then each child selected an animal and native to put in the village.

The Powhatan people lived in wigwams and traveled by foot or canoe.  The men hunted, made tools and traps, and protected the village.  The women made the wigwams, gathered nuts and berries, and farmed. Pocahontas was a Powhatan.

The children really enjoyed this hands-on collaborative activity!