12 episodes

Native communities in Virginia have listened to others tell our stories. Now it's our turn. We're debunking myths and legends with fact, teaching about tribal cultures and current issues. This is Tribal Truths.
The pilot episode was produced with financial support from Virginia Humanities.

Tribal Truths David Seidel

    • History
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Native communities in Virginia have listened to others tell our stories. Now it's our turn. We're debunking myths and legends with fact, teaching about tribal cultures and current issues. This is Tribal Truths.
The pilot episode was produced with financial support from Virginia Humanities.

    Mini-episode: Eel pot making

    Mini-episode: Eel pot making

    Eel pots are a traditional eel trap made out of white oak splits that we’ve used for generations in our Tribe, in the Potomac Creek and along the Potomac River.

    • 9 min
    Mini-episode: Story quilts

    Mini-episode: Story quilts

    I create story quilts and the story quilts are about our Tribe, our history, my personal life.

    • 3 min
    Mini-episode: Traditional cooking

    Mini-episode: Traditional cooking

    Bertie Branham cooks cornbread, deer meat and squash on a stone over an open fire.

    • 3 min
    Mini-episode: The dreamcatcher

    Mini-episode: The dreamcatcher

    The dreamcatcher as become a kind of universal symbol of Native American crafting and art.

    • 3 min
    Mini-episode: Making a bark bag

    Mini-episode: Making a bark bag

    Tanya Stewart explains how she learned to make a bark bag and the steps involved.

    • 4 min
    Mini-episode: The story of the corn husk doll

    Mini-episode: The story of the corn husk doll

    Deborah Wilkinson explains the legend behind the corn husk doll and how to make one.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

BrighteyesLRD ,

My History

My history as a Virginia Indigenous person has been locked away by trauma, Jim Crow, and white supremacy. Thank you for unlocking it! 💗

Kwana OH ,

Needed

This important podcast is well written with information you will not find in the mainstream educational pieces referring to Indigenous Communities in what is now called Virginia. The production is stellar and submersible. A must listen for all bc you really have no idea, unless experienced, what has been stolen, the destruction caused & what is left.

mmnp7 ,

Immersive Interesting Listen

Loved it. Important engaging history told by the people most impacted.

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