• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia


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.

Did You Know?

two eagles flying to Nest

Before European settlement began in North America, bald eagles numbered an estimated half a million, enough for there to be a nest located along every mile of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline.