“From Refugees to Slave Traders: The Transformation of the Westo”
February 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
In the mid-17th century the Rickohockan Indians settled at the Falls of the James River briefly. After battling the English and the Pamunkey, they negotiated a trade deal, changed their name to Westo, and settled along the Savannah River. Their move introduced guns and Native slaving in the Southeast, and had far-reaching consequences. This talk will present the ethnohistoric evidence for the Westo and contextualize their action in a changing colonial economic sphere.
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