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March Edition of the Albemarle Tradewinds Magazine

Chowanoke History

Chowanoke History American Indians have made many positive contributions to society that certainly benefi tted Americans overall. It is noteworthy to highlight a couple of contributions that are either unknown or have been overlooked and for whom proper credence has not been given. Most Americans know that Indigenous people have a deep connection to their land and have respect for the earth. Because of this respect, methods were always employed that fostered sustainability of the earth’s resources. This would later prove to be an attractive feature for settler societies who would reap the benefi ts of such a fertile land. When we fast forward to today’s society, there is concern however that those resources have become severely diminished and will continue to do so on its current course. For example, American Indians employed methods to irrigate their crops that ensured water and land sustainability. Indian tribes used this system until their land was taken from them. Yet, their system was often replaced with other methods or dams that later proved to be detrimental to both land and water ecological systems. In fact, one can look to the Klamath River that runs from California to Oregon to see the devastation caused by dams. In 2002, at least 34,000 salmon were killed during a one month period. Initial blame was placed on the commercial fi shing industry for the reduction in salmon. However, in 2008 and nearly 100 years later, acknowledgement was made that dams were the culprit. Yet this occurred only after the Indians placed a lawsuit and only after the government by Duvonya Chavis considered the consequences of and employed the help of the local American Indians who undertook the project of restoration. The removal of the dams will begin in 2020. A visual of John White’s drawings in 1585 reveal that Algonquian tribes, such as the Chowanoke likewise had a water supply or system for irrigating their crops. Pictures from other artists of these Indian villages also reveal this, though their villages were located near the river. Many Americans also are not aware that American Indians serve at the highest rate in the US military. American Indians were key players in helping the US win World War II. Without the help of the Navajo Indians, many victories would not have been possible. The Choctaw and other tribal languages were also notably instrumental in helping America during World War I, though not with the same invincibility as that of the Navajo Code Talkers. During that time, American Indian loyalty prevailed in spite of policies that had eroded their rights and dignity. Chowanoke Indians were not without exception as they too were noted as having served in the US military or Calvary to fi ght for the freedom of others and for their country. Judging from statistics today, Native America continues to fi ght for its homeland, a country they dearly love. Duvonya, a Chowanoke Indian descendant, is President of Roanoke-Chowan Native American Association, a non-profi t organization whose mission is to help American Indians in Northeastern NC and Southeastern VA. She currently sits on the council of the Chowanoke Tribe. In partnership with another Chowanoke descendant, she is currently developing Chowanoke Reservation for tribal descendants to gather and hold cultural events. Financing Available Modulars Doublewides Singlewides Land/Home Packages Turn Key Packages 252-338-4703 Office 252-338-9140 Fax 1522 North Road St. Elizabeth City, NC When you need a body shop Call New Location! 201 N.Water Street Elizabeth City, NC The Bead Spot Full service Bead Store Debbie Zimmerman, Owner Artisan of Handcrafted Jewelry 252-207-9088 Wed. - Sat 10AM - 4PM Great Selection of glass beads, pendants, charms, and findings, and our prices are amazing... You will be glad you found us! Questions or comments please E-mail The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 More at the Bead Spot! 2 whole beads Super duos Triangles Bibo’s Miyuki Seed beads Delica seed beads Contact: 252-338-1502 Buddy Gregory's Body Shop, Inc. “Quality is our main Concern" 330 North Highway 34 Camden, NC 27921 12 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2018

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