Settlement Patterns

Changing Settlement Patterns in 17th-Century Virginia

An interactive exhibit in the Jamestown Settlement gallery presents a graphic demonstration of how English settlement grew and Powhatan Indian settlements contracted during the course of the 17th century. The video below shows Powhatan Indian settlements in 1608, English settlements before 1625, and Indian and English settlements in 1675.

Or use the pdf link to see the changes. Click on the image to advance through the three screens. Use escape to exit.

Changing Settlement Patterns map

Or access a PowerPoint with successive slides showing Powhatan Indian settlements in 1608, English settlements before 1625, and Indian and English settlements in 1675.