The Daughter of Virginia Dare

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Neale Publishing Company, 1908 - Indian women - 194 pages
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Unfortunately this author did not do proper research in many areas, and it also distressed me to read about human sacrifice in this book, when no such practice was ever reported in North America by numerous eyewitness accounts of every day American Indian life! It is a shame that people get this distorted a view of American Indian history!
Dave Bates
Dare Family Association Historian

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While this book is immensely entertaining, I believe it is important to note that it is not historically accurate in its premise. The well documented birth of Virginia Dare in 1587 and the approximate birth date of Pocahontas in 1595 would be a pretty obvious indication that it is very unlikely that she gave birth to Pocahantas at age 8.
Also recent discoveries of captured English documents, that have long been in the Spanish Government Archives, clearly indicate that the Jamestown Governor received reports of white men in the area near Roanoke, who they thought were likely survivors of Roanoke.
Most historians currently believe that at least a few of the Roanoke colonists survived among the Indians for many years after their disappearance.
Dave Bates
Dare Family Association Historian

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Page 193 - For lo, the days are hastening on, By prophets seen of old, When with the ever-circling years Shall come the time foretold, When the new heaven and earth shall own The Prince of Peace their King, And the whole world send back the song Which now the angels sing.
Page 17 - WE receive this child into the congregation of Christ's flock, * and do sign him with the sign of the cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the Devil, and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end.
Page 187 - You did promise Powhatan what was yours should bee his, and he the like to you; you called him father being in his land a stranger, and by the same reason so must I doe you...
Page 127 - We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most — feels the noblest — acts the best.
Page 188 - ... people but me, and fear you here I should call you father ? I tell you then I will, and you shall call me child, and so I will be for ever and ever your countryman. They did tell us always you were dead, and I knew no other till I came to Plymouth ; yet Powhatan did command Uttamatomakkin to seek you and know the truth, because your countrymen will lie much.
Page 188 - Were you not afraid to come into my father's country and cause fear in him and all his people but me, and fear you here I should call you father? I tell you, then, I will, and you shall call me child, and so I will be for ever and ever your countryman.
Page 35 - Death waits at the threshold, to carry her where she is* to give an account of the deeds done in the body.
Page 33 - Lily folded up her petals and sank to sleep, leaving to Powhatan a little daughter.

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