Pocahontas's People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia Through Four Centuries
In this history, Helen C. Roundtree traces events that shaped the lives of the Powhatan Indians of Virginia, from their first encounter with English colonists, in 1607, to their present-day way of life and relationship to the state of Virginia and the federal government.
Roundtree’s examination of those four hundred years misses not a beat in the pulse of Powhatan life. Combining meticulous scholarship and sensitivity, the author explores the diversity always found among Powhatan people, and those people’s relationships with the English, the government of the fledgling United States, the Union and the Confederacy, the U.S. Census Bureau, white supremacists, the U.S. Selective Service, and the civil rights movement.
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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 ... Read full review