The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History

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For the first time in 400 years, the true story of Pocahontas is revealed by her own people. This important book shares the sacred and previously unpublished oral history of the Mattaponi tribe and their memories of 17th-century Jamestown that have been passed down from generation to generation.
 

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As the title suggests, the true story, as passed down amongst the Powhatan Indians, differs from that generally accepted. John Smith wrote up the story to glorify and protect himself and therefore ... Read full review

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According to the authors, the Mattaponi tribe of Virginia passed down their version of the Pocahontas/John Smith/Jamestown story via oral history for over 400 years but never set it down on in writing ... Read full review

Contents

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3
Chapter Three
23
Chapter
41
Part
47
hapterNine
61
hapter
73
hapter Eleven
79
Epilogue
89
Afterword
99
Chronology of Events from 1580 to 1618
109
Bibliography
125
Index
131
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About the author (2007)

Dr. Linwood "Little Bear" Custalow was born on the Mattaponi Reservation in West Point, the eldest son of Chief Daniel Webster "Little Eagle" and Mary "White Feather" Custalow. Early in life he was given the mission of learning the oral history of his tribe and of the Powhatan Nation as passed down by his father and his grandfather. Angela L. Daniel "Silver Star" has strived to learn and preserve the oral history of the Powhatan people so it can be passed down to future generations. The late Chief Webster "Little Eagle" Custalow honored Daniel by giving her the name "Silver Star." He encouraged her to learn and pass on the oral history of the Mattaponi.

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