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Amoroleck Encounters John Smith

 
 
Amoreleck Encounters John Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, March 24, 2008
1. Amoreleck Encounters John Smith Marker
Inscription. In August 1608, the first meeting between the Mannahoac Indian people of the Piedmont and the English colonists at Jamestown occurred at the falls of the Rappahannock River. Men from the upriver town of Hasinninga were hunting here at the eastern edge of their territory when they encountered John Smith and a party of Jamestown colonists. Following a brief skirmish, a Mannahoac man, Amoroleck, told Smith about the world beyond the falls, which included the Mannahoac, the Monacan, and the Massawomeck. Amoroleck explained that the Mannahoac resisted the English because they heard that the colonists were a people who came "to take their world from them."
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N-38.)
 
Location. 38° 19.137′ N, 77° 28.607′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Charles Street, on the left when traveling north on Riverside Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Old Mill District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Contact: An Industrial Society Confronts A Native American Culture
Amoreleck Encounters John Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, March 24, 2008
2. Amoreleck Encounters John Smith Marker
The Rappahannock River is in the background.
(about 500 feet away); Harnessing The River's Power (about 500 feet away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Eternal Flame (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Fall Hill” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gari Melchers Home and Studio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bound for Freedom (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named “Fall Hill” (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
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