Original Author: Created in consultation with the Nansemond Indian Lee Lockamy
Medium: Mat-covered house
Powhatan Indian House
A reconstructed Powhatan-style house—a yi-hakan in Algonquian—is covered with woven-reed mats and features a circular floor plan. This was the typical kind of residence used by the Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians who occupied the area first settled by the English at Jamestown. This reconstruction was created in 2006 at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, in consultation with the Nansemond Indian Lee Lockamy.