The Pocahontas Project
Inspired by the events and positive energy surrounding the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ funeral in Gravesend, England on March 21, 1617, the Pocahontas Project is now a collaborative effort between the County of Gloucester Virginia, the Gloucester Historical Society, Gloucester County Public Schools, the Rappahannock Indian Tribe, Henricus Historical Park and Replenish Richmond. Employing a set of programs, conversations, events, artistic interpretations, intellectual investigations and cultural intersections, the Project intends to inspire folks in Virginia, England and around the world through the life, legend and legacy of the woman most famously known as Pocahontas. While not shying away from the painful aspects and repercussions of her life and the ultimate English settlement of America, the Project intends to establish Pocahontas globally as an iconic spiritual symbol of Hope and Purpose. The Project also intends to present and promote the history and culture of Virginia’s Indian Tribes, with special attention to the eight Virginia Tribes that were aligned or allied with paramount Chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas.