Powhatan's world and Colonial Virginia : a conflict of cultures /

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Author / Creator:Gleach, Frederic W. (Frederic Wright), 1960-
Imprint:Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1997.
Description:1 online resource (ix, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series:Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians
Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians.
Subject:Powhatan Indians -- History.
Powhatan Indians -- Government relations.
Powhatan Indians -- Social life and customs.
HISTORY -- State & Local.
Politics and government
Powhatan Indians.
Powhatan Indians -- Government relations.
Powhatan Indians -- Social life and customs.
Race relations.
Ethnic & Race Studies.
Gender & Ethnic Studies.
Social Sciences.
Virginia -- Politics and government.
Virginia -- Race relations.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11110481
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Varying Form of Title:Powhatan's world & Colonial Virginia
Notes:"In cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:Drawing on the latest anthropological studies of colonial encounters, Frederic Gleach offers a more balanced and complete accounting of the early years of the Jamestown colony than has been seen before. 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. Gleach argues that the history of Jamestown is essentially the story of how two cultures civilize and incorporate each other. He examines historical events from both native and colonial perspectives, resulting in original, fuller interpretations of seventeenth-century Virginia history.
Other form:Print version: Gleach, Frederic W. (Frederic Wright), 1960- Powhatan's world and Colonial Virginia. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1997 0803221665