In this history spanning four centuries, Helen C. Rountree traces events that shaped the lives of the Powhatan Indians of Virginia, from their first encounter with Spanish missionaries in 1570, the arrival of English colonists in 1607, and down through their present-day way of life and relationship with the state of Virginia and the federal government. Starting with an examination of Pocahontas’s “rescue” of John Smith, Rountree explores in depth the history of the Powhatan people and their relationships with the English, the government of the fledgling United States, the Union and the Confederacy, and the U.S. government agencies down to present day.
|Title:||Pocahontas’s People: The Powhatan Indians Of Virginia Through Four Centuries|
|Author:||Helen C. Rountree|
|Published:||January 15, 1996|
|Dimensions:||5.5 x 0.96 x 8.5 inches|