Historical Portrait of Captain John Smith

Captain John Smith

Learn about the trail's namesake figure and his enduring legacy.

Image of Powhatan from Smith's 1612 map


The Paramount Chief of the Virginia area known as Powhatan who played a pivotal role in the Jamestown Colony

Image of contemporary American Indian in regalia

American Indian Tribes Today

It is a common misconception that American Indians no longer live in the Chesapeake Bay area. In fact there are tens of thousands!

Last updated: January 13, 2016

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