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Amoroleck Encounters John Smith

 
 
Amoreleck Encounters John Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1608.
 
Location. 38° 19.137′ N, 77° 
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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Contact: An Industrial Society Confronts A Native American Culture (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harnessing The River's Power (about 500 feet away); Industrial Interlude (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Eternal Flame (approx. 0.3 miles away); Killed in Action Memorials (approx. 0.3 miles away); Transportation and Settlement (approx. 0.3 miles away); Capt. John Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Fall Hill” (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Amoreleck Encounters John Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, March 24, 2008
2. Amoreleck Encounters John Smith Marker
The Rappahannock River is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,315 times since then and 229 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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