• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Enslaved Africans enjoyed the New World sweet potato much as they did the closely-related yam, a native root crop of West Africa.

Did You Know?

Drawing from Captain John Smith's map of Virginia showing Powhatan

Before the English arrived in Virginia in 1607, one of Powhatan’s priests predicted that he and the Powhatan people would be conquered by a people who came from the east.