Pauwau Starts a Community's Heritage Recognition and Celebration
History has a way of fusing differences into a singular entity as a means of unifying a place for a more general understanding. As histories are shared among generations and shaped from the current understandings, misrepresentations become accepted facts and accurate knowledge becomes lost. It is up to the decedents of indigenous peoples to keep their heritage alive and to educate the contemporary citizens about their true ancestry and growth as a people and state.
Uniquely Powhatan: Nontraditional Community Services From One Family To Hundreds
Powhatan County, Virginia is located about 20 miles west of the capital city, Richmond. The county was established May 17. 1777. This pseudo rural county is quickly growing and at this moment has 3 Elementary Schools serving PreK - 4th grade, 1 Middle school for 5th and 6th grades, 1 Jr. High serving 7th and 8th grades and 1 High School servicing grades 9-12.
Please click the link below to read the community study of how one family has made it their mission to celebrate the local Native American heritage and to educate the citizens of Powhatan about the past, present and future of their county.