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Pocahontas and the English Boys: Caught Between Cultures in Early Virginia

The captivating story of four young people--English and Powhatan--who lived their lives between cultures In Pocahontas and the English Boys, the esteemed historian Karen Ordahl Kupperman shifts the lens on the well-known narrative of Virginia's founding to reveal the previously untold and utterly compelling story of the youths who, often unwillingly, entered into cross-cultural relationships--and became essential for the colony's survival. Their story gives us unprecedented access to both sides of early Virginia. Here for the first time outside scholarly texts is an accurate portrayal of Pocahontas, who, from the age of ten, acted as emissary for her father, who ruled over the local tribes, alongside the never-before-told intertwined stories of Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole, young English boys who were forced to live with powerful Indian leaders to act as intermediaries. Pocahontas and the English Boys is a riveting seventeenth-century story of intrigue and danger, kn...

Title : Pocahontas and the English Boys: Caught Between Cultures in Early Virginia
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ISBN : 42129107
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages
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Pocahontas and the English Boys: Caught Between Cultures in Early Virginia Reviews

  • Brian

    Pocahontas and the English Boys follows the story of four people who shifted between the indigenous populations of North America and Great Britain. This book gets into the nitty gritty details of cultural immersion and how the distrust came between people in the colonies and those who lived with the native Americans. For any one interested in early Virginia and native American history this is a must read and provides a fresh perspective that is often little covered in other studies.