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Author Townsend, Camilla, 1965-

Title Pocahontas and the Powhatan dilemma / Camilla Townsend.

Imprint New York : Hill and Wang, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  975.501 Po75Bt 2004    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 223 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series An American portrait
American portrait (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-213) and index.
Contents Amonute's people -- What the English knew -- First contact -- Jamestown -- Kidnapped -- Imprisonment -- Pocahontas and John -- In London town -- 1622, and Queen Cockacoeske.
Summary "Camilla Townsend's new book differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth-century Native Americans were - in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world - not only to the invading English, but also to ourselves." "Neither naive nor innocent, Indians like Pocahontas and her father, the powerful king Powhatan, confronted the vast might of the English with sophistication, diplomacy, and violence. Indeed, Pocahontas's life is a testament to the subtle intelligence that Native Americans, always aware of their material disadvantages, brought against the military power of the colonizing English. Resistance, espionage, collaboration, deception: Pocahontas's life is shown here as a road map of Native American strategies of defiance exercised in the face of overwhelming odds and in the hope of a semblance of independence worth the name." "Townsend's Pocahontas emerges - as a young child on the banks of the Chesapeake, an influential noblewoman visiting a struggling Jamestown, an English gentlewoman in London - for the first time in three dimensions, allowing us to see and sympathize with her people as never before."--Jacket.
Subject Pocahontas, -1617.
Powhatan women -- Biography.
Powhatan Indians -- History.
Powhatan Indians -- Government relations.
Rolfe, John, 1585-1622.
Pocahontas, -1617 (OCoLC)fst01841745
Rolfe, John, 1585-1622 (OCoLC)fst00453424
Powhatan Indians. (OCoLC)fst01074484
Powhatan Indians -- Government relations. (OCoLC)fst01074485
Powhatan women. (OCoLC)fst01074490
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0809095300 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780809095308 (hc ; alk. paper)

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