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Saponi Religious Beliefs Explained

 
 
Saponi Religious Beliefs Explained Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Saponi Religious Beliefs Explained Marker
Inscription. On 12-15 October 1728, Col. William Byrd II and his party camped just west of here while surveying the Virginia-North Carolina boundary. Bearskin, Byrd's Saponi guide, described his tribe's religious beliefs, which, wrote Byrd in his diary, contained "the three Great Articles of Natural Religion: the Belief of a God; the Moral Distinction betwixt Good and Evil; and the Expectation of Rewards and Punishments in another World." Bearskin's religion also included a Hindu-like belief in reincarnation.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number L 53.)
 
Location. 36° 32.458′ N, 79° 27.922′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Danville Expressway (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 29. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schoolfield (approx. 3 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 3.8 miles away in North Carolina); Andrew Jackson Montague (approx. 4.1 miles away); Frederick Delius
US 29 & US 58 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. US 29 & US 58 (facing north)
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Stratford College (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lady Astor Birthplace (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor (approx. 4.4 miles away); Holbrook-Ross Historic District (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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