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Monacans and Melungeons: Forgotten People in Virginia

Until recent years, Virginia’s Indian culture was kept invisible. But now the Monacan Indians are experiencing a cultural rebirth, aided by archeological discoveries that shed light on the lives of …

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Consumed by Sprawl

With suburban sprawl primed for debate as an issue in the 2000 Presidential campaign, we contemplate the future of managed growth in the Old Dominion. Can Virginia learn from growth …

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Replay: By Definition: The Virginia Racial Integrity Act of 1924

Passed at the height of the Eugenics Movement, the Virginia Racial Integrity Act proclaimed the existence of only two racial categories in Virginia – “colored” and “white.” This law effectively …

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By Definition: The Virginia Racial Integrity Act of 1924

Passed at the height of the Eugenics Movement, the Racial Integrity Act proclaimed the existence of only two racial categories in Virginia—”colored” and white. The law stripped Native Americans and …

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The Roots of a Cure: Native American Medicinal Plants

Part I: Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacologist John A. Rosecrans describes his research on the neurological effects of nicotine and how anti-smoking efforts may be stifling research on the beneficial applications of nicotine in …

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The First Thanksgiving and Virginia’s Native American Tribes

William and Mary historian James Axtell joins Old Dominion University anthropologist Helen Rountree for a lively look at early colonist-Indian relations in the towns of Plymouth, Mass., and Jamestown, Va. Find the segment audio …

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