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Through an interesting combination of historical documentation, ethnography, and fiction, Oberg (history, SUNY at Geneseo; Dominion and Civility: English Imperialism and Native America, 1585-1685) examines how an Algonquian werowance (leader) named Wininga came to be decapitated by an Englishman at Roanoke in 1586. The story begins much earlier, which allows the author to show from the Algonquian perspective how repeated attempts to engage the English civilly were often met with brutal violence. Eventually, the desperate native peoples, whose populations were also being ravaged by European diseases, were forced to respond in kind for their own self-preservation. While historians generally fixate on Roanoke as the "lost colony," the author demonstrates that the Algonquian peoples that encountered the English at that locale also saw their population dwindle to the brink of extinction. Recommended for academic libraries, which should also consider acquiring a current reprint of Thomas Hariot's 16th-century A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginiaand Kim Sloane's A New World: England's First View of America, which shows 16th-century Roanoke Island illustrations in the British Museum's collections.