The Chowanoke Nation was the largest of the Algonkian nations in North Carolina. The English encountered them in 1586 – one year before the arrival of the Lost Colony and 21 years before the settlement of Jamestown. CDG’s Marvin T. Jones will give this presentation near the site of Chowanoke capital of Choanoac at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of Harrellsville. It was Mt. Pleasant’s congregation who hosted the unveiling of the NC Highway Historical Marker in 2011.
Chowan Discovery thanks Reverend Roosevelt Askew for this event. Please see these links about for information about the Chowanoke Nation, the Chowanoke Reseveration Fund and the Chowanoke Descendants Community.