Boiled and served with spicy stews and soups, this indigenous West African grain soon began appearing on the tables of masters as well as servants. Although rice cultivation was attempted by such 17th-century Virginia plantation owners as Governor Sir William Berkeley, it proved a more valuable cash crop to colonies further south.
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There are eleven Virginia Indian tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia. They are: the Mattaponi, the Pamunkey, the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Nansemond, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, the Patawomeck, the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), and the Nottoway. More...