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Pocahontas's People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia through Four Centuries

Pocahontas's People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia through Four Centuries

by Helen C. Rountree

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This meticulously documented volume by an ethnohistorian and anthropologist soundly demonstrates that ``the `vanishing Indian' is indeed a myth.'' The author traces the story of the Native Americans in Powhatan's dominion from their first contact with the English at Jamestown in 1607 through their tribal activities in the late 20th century. Refusing to vanish, Virginia groups retained a definably Indian character despite intense efforts by whites to deny them their heritage. There is increasing interest in surviving Eastern Indian groups; this study, complemented by the author's The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture (Oklahoma, 1989), should serve as a model for those to follow.-- Mary B. Davis, Huntington Free Lib., Bronx, New York
The events that shaped the lives of the Powhatan Indians of Virginia, from their first encounter with English colonists in 1607 to their present way of life. Rountree (anthropology, Old Dominion) examines the Powhatan Indians' relationships with the English, the government of the fledgling United States, the Union and the Confederacy, the US Census Bureau, white supremacists, the US Selective Service and the civil rights movement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
Civilization of the American Indian Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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