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CRRL History: The Powhatan Confederacy

The Double Life of Pocahontas
The Double Life of Pocahontas By Fritz, Jean (Book - 1987 ) 921 Pocah Available in some locations

Annotation:This biography of the famous American Indian princess emphasizes her life-long adulation of John Smith and the roles she played in two very different cultures.

Life of the Powhatan
Life of the Powhatan By Sjonger, Rebecca (Book - 2005 ) 970.3 Powha In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 2 on 7 copies

Annotation:Discusses the Powhatan, their daily activities, customs, family life, religion, and the story of Pocahontas.

My Name Is Pocahontas
My Name Is Pocahontas By Accorsi, William (Book - 1992 ) 921 Pocah Available in some locations

Annotation:In this short book, the Indian princess describes meeting John Smith and the other English colonists and eventually traveling to England to discover more about their culture.

Pocahontas
Pocahontas By Hudson, Margaret (Book - 1999 ) 921 Pocah All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Read a brief (24 pages) account of the life of the Indian princess who befriended Captain John Smith and the English settlers of Jamestown.

Pocahontas
Pocahontas Powhatan Peacemaker By Holler, Anne (Book - 1993 ) 921 Pocah Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the life of Pocahontas and her role as peacemaker between the Powhatan tribes and the settlers of Jamestown.

The Powhatan
The Powhatan By Bial, Raymond (Book - 2002 ) 970.3 Powha Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:Lifeways examines the existences carved out by each tribe. Daily life, religious beliefs and sacred rituals are all explored, as well as a tribe's social systems, rules of warfare and their sense of themselves within the natural universe. In addition, the cycle of life -- from birth to marriage to death -- is revealed, including the roles played by men and women, boys and girls.

The Powhatan
The Powhatan By King, David C. (Book - 2008 ) 970.3 Powha All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Provides comprehensive information on the background, lifestyle, beliefs, and present-day lives of the Powhatan people

Powhatan
Powhatan By Nee, Kay Bonner (Book - 1977 ) 921 Powha Available in some locations

Annotation:This is a biography of the Algonquian chief who assured the survival of the Jamestown colonists and is remembered as the builder of the Powhatan Confederacy of Indian tribes.

The Powhatan
The Powhatan A Confederacy of Native American Tribes By Boraas, Tracey (Book - 2003 ) 970.3 Powha Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:Read an overview of the past and present lives of the Powhatan people, tracing their customs, family life, history, culture, and relations with the United States government.

The Powhatan Indians
The Powhatan Indians By McDaniel, Melissa (Book - 1996 ) 970.3 Powha Available in some locations

Annotation:This book discusses the history of the Powhatan Indians and their social life and customs.

Powhatan Indians
Powhatan Indians By Williams, Suzanne (Book - 2003 ) 970.3 Powha All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Powhatan Indians.

The Powhatan People
The Powhatan People By Covert, Kim (Book - 1999 ) 970.3 Powha Available in some locations

Annotation:Covert presents an overview of the past and present lives of the Powhatan people, covering their daily activities, customs, family life, religion, government, and history.

The Powhatan Tribes
The Powhatan Tribes By Feest, Christian F. (Book - 1990 ) 970.3 Powha Available in some locations

Annotation:Study the history, culture, and changing fortunes of the Powhatan Indians.

The Story of Pocahontas
The Story of Pocahontas By Jenner, Caryn (Book - 2009 ) 921 Pocah Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 11 copies

Annotation:This beginning reader examines the life of the Indian princess Pocahontas and her contact with English settlers, especially John Smith.

The Virginia Colony
The Virginia Colony By Fradin, Dennis B. (Book - 1986 ) 975.5 Fr Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the history, economy, culture, and people of the Virginia colony from the early Indian settlements to the Revolution. Read brief biographies of prominent Virginians of the period from Powhatan to Thomas Jefferson and Henry Lee.

Annotation:According to Native American lore, her parents knew her as "Amonte" and her secret clan name was "Matoaca." Her European Christian friends called her "Lady Rebecca." Many have revered her as the "mother" of our nation, the female counterpart to George Washington. We know her as Pocahontas, legendary Indian princess, daughter of the mighty Chief Powhatan.

Annotation:This source from anthropologist and linguist John R. Swanton provides in-depth information on the Powhatan tribes, villages, and history.

Annotation:Read the biography of Pocahontas, an Indian princess who assisted the Jamestown settlement in North America and worked for peace between her people and the English settlers. The Arts and Entertainment Television Biography Project prepared this Web site.

Annotation:The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities provides biographical and bibliographical information on Pocahontas.

Annotation:"In 1995, Roy Disney decided to release an animated movie about a Powhatan woman known as 'Pocahontas.' In answer to a complaint by the Powhatan Nation, he claims the film is 'responsible, accurate, and respectful.' We of the Powhatan Nation disagree. The film distorts history beyond recognition. Our offers to assist Disney with cultural and historical accuracy were rejected."

Annotation:This site gives a brief history of the Powhatan Nation.

Annotation:This National Park Service Web page provides information on the lives of the Powhatan Indians.

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