Powhatan's World and Colonial Virginia: A Conflict of Cultures
Frederic W. Gleach offers the most balanced and complete accounting of the early years of the Jamestown colony to date. 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.
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How can we know what happened between Powhatan, Pocahantas, and John Smith when our only sources — John Smith and countrymen — didn't get the point? Gleach has an answer. Brilliant example of how anthropology can enlighten history. Read full review