|Posted by chowanoke on December 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM|
This has been a very productive year for Chowanoke people. The efforts of Marvin Jones with his Chowan Discovery group has reached fruition with the placement of a new historic marker for the town site of Choanoac! I wasn't able to attend, but saw a video of it, and it was a lovely ceremony. It was totally appropriate that for the first time in hundreds of years, the Robbins and Bennet family stood together to pay tribute to their ancestors, in the presense of community leaders and state representetives, nodding to the beat of the Meherrin Drum. Many thanks to Marvin and also to our own Shoshone Peguese for making the long trip to the event.
It should also be noted that the Meherrin are continuing efforts with the name change to the Meherrin-Chowanoke Nation. They recently released a musical CD entitled, the Meherrin Chowanoke Project, and, as it may interest some of us, have reopened their rolls to include those of Chowanoke descent!
As for myself, I have not had nearly as much time as in the past to keep this site updated, so I apoligize for that, and to new member who are waiting longer than normal to have access top the site. One more comment to add before my computor runs out of batteries is that my research on the Chowan River War of 1676 is officially going to be published! It will appear in the Spring issue, 2013, in the North Carolina Historical Review. More to come as the date approaches.
Thank you all for your continued support!