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First People

The Early Indians of Virginia
Keith Egloff and Deborah Woodward

BUY Paper · 112 pp. · 7 × 10 · ISBN 9780813925486 · $16.95 · Sep 2006

Incorporating recent events in the Native American community as well as additional information gleaned from publications and public resources, this newly redesigned and updated second edition of First People brings back to the fore this concise and highly readable narrative. Full of stories that represent the full diversity of Virginia’s Indians, past and present, this popular book remains the essential introduction to the history of Virginia Indians from the earlier times to the present day.


Mixing archaeology, ethnohistory, and modern tribal lore, Egloff and Woodward have assembled an extremely readable general introduction to the 12,000-year history of Native Americans in Virginia. This wonderfully attractive and beautifully illustrated volume is bound to instill the excitement of archaeology in readers and lists the resources available to interested persons that would allow them to follow up on that enthusiasm in a meaningful way.

Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology

Members of the Indian community shared with the authors many of their most private grievances, concerns, folklore, legends, and hopes for the future. This joint effort has resulted in a book that is instructive and informative to all people and will help to clarify and eliminate many misconceptions and myths.

Oliver L. Perry Sr., Chief Emeritus, Nansemond Indian Tribe

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