English Domesticated Animals
Original Author: #N/A
Created: Early seventeenth century
Medium: Horse hoof
Publisher: Preservation Virginia

English Domesticated Animals

A horse's hoof uncovered during excavations of the original settlement at Jamestown indicates that the English brought horses with them. By 1611 horses, cows, goats, and pigs were part of the colony, much to the astonishment of the Powhatan Indians, who were not accustomed to such domesticated creatures.

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