Pocahontas

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  • In 1646 Opechanacough's successor Necowotance signed the first treaties with the English. The treaty stated clear boundaries between what was thought of as English owned land and was Powhatan owned land. The Powhatan weren't allowed to go onto English owned land and English weren't allowed on Powhatan owned land unless for official business and so even then they had to wear special clothes that had stripes on them.
  • In 1677 more Virginian tribes signed a second treaty because of Bacon's Rebellion. This set up more lands for the Powhatan and Virginian Indians. It also forced yearly tribute payments to the English of fish and game. The Indians that signed the treaty were from then on fully subjects of the English and lived on reservations with their different tribes.
  • In the eighteenth century Virginian Indians dwindled as they lost more and more of their reservations. Many of the tribes that lost their reservations disappeared from the public eye. Many were reportedly extinct by the year 1722. 
  • Many lost their native languages and began to call themselves Christians due to so much interaction with English. Now their language is rarely heard.
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