Iron for Corn

Iron for Corn (HMBDH)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.161', W 76° 44.283'

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For the first years at Jamestown, the English needed food from the natives in order to survive. The Powhatans for their part sought the colonists' commercial goods: iron tools and pots, hatchets and knives, bells and glass beads.

Exchanges could be forceful or friendly. The Powhatans sometimes offered corn and other staples as a gift; at other times, they refused contact, or attacked those who had come to trade.

The English wrote home of successful trading, yet on occasion they stole or raided at gunpoint.
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 345760 N 4118771
Decimal Degrees37.20268333, -76.73805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.161', W 76° 44.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 9.66" N, 76° 44' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79-109 Unnamed Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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