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Powhatan Foreign Relations, 1500-1722

Powhatan Foreign Relations, 1500-1722

by Helen C. Rountree
     
 

Helen C. Rountree, one of the foremost authorities on the history and anthropology of the thirty Algonquian-speaking Indian tribes known as the Powhatans of Virginia, has assembled the work of a first-rate group of contributors to provide a multifaceted look at these diverse and fascinating peoples. Powhatan Foreign Relations examines the Powhatan paramount

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Helen C. Rountree, one of the foremost authorities on the history and anthropology of the thirty Algonquian-speaking Indian tribes known as the Powhatans of Virginia, has assembled the work of a first-rate group of contributors to provide a multifaceted look at these diverse and fascinating peoples. Powhatan Foreign Relations examines the Powhatan paramount cheifdom and its relationships with both European and Indian "foreigners" from the perspectives of physical anthropology, archaeology, history, and cultural anthropology.

Helen C. Rountree is Professor of Anthropology at Old Dominion University. She is the author of The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture and The Powhatan Indians of Virginia through Four Centuries.

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Eight contributions, with an introduction and a summary by Rountree (anthropology, Old Dominion U.) examine the Powhatans of Virginia--comprising 30 Algonquian-speaking Indian tribes--and their relationships with both European and Indian "foreigners." Writing from the perspectives of physical anthropology, archaeology, history, and cultural anthropology, they reconstruct the contacts of a nonliterate, but sophisticated society--contacts marked by ethnocentrism on all sides, which led, of course, to the expected misunderstandings and misconstructions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813914091
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.15(d)

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Helen C. Rountree is Professor of Anthropology at Old Dominion University. She is the author of The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture and The Powhatan Indians of Virginia through Four Centuries.

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