Powhatan's World and Colonial Virginia: A Conflict of Cultures

Powhatan's World and Colonial Virginia: A Conflict of Cultures

by Frederic W. Gleach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803270917

ISBN-13: 9780803270916

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback

Drawing on the latest anthropological studies of colonial encounters, Frederic Gleach offers a more balanced and complete accounting of the early years of the Jamestown colony than has been seen before. When English colonists established their first permanent settlement at Jamestown in 1607, they confronted a powerful and growing native chiefdom consisting of over…  See more details below

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Drawing on the latest anthropological studies of colonial encounters, Frederic Gleach offers a more balanced and complete accounting of the early years of the Jamestown colony than has been seen before. When English colonists established their first permanent settlement at Jamestown in 1607, they confronted a powerful and growing native chiefdom consisting of over thirty tribes under one paramount chief, Powhatan. For the next half century, a portion of the Middle Atlantic coastal plain became a charged and often violent meeting ground between two very different worlds. Gleach argues that the history of Jamestown is essentially the story of how two cultures civilize and incorporate each other. He examines historical events from both native and colonial perspectives, resulting in original, fuller interpretations of seventeenth-century Virginia history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803270916
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Series:
Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians Series
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Introduction1
1The Native Context22
2The English Colonial Context61
3Prolegomena88
4The Birth of Virginia in Tsenacommacah106
5Virginia before the 1622 Coup123
6"The Great Massacre of 1622"148
7Virginia between the Coups159
8The Coup of 1644 and Its Aftermath174
9A Survey of Virginia Indian Relations after 1646184
Conclusion199
Notes207
References213
Index235

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