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The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture

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Among the aspects of Powhatan life that Helen Rountree describes in vivid detail are hunting and agriculture, territorial claims, warfare and treatment of prisoners, physical appearance and dress, construction of houses and towns, education of youths, initiation rites, family and social structure and customs, the nature of rulers, medicine, religion, and even village games, music, and dance.

Rountreeand#8217;s is the first book-length treatment of this fascinating culture, which included one of the most complex political organizations in native North American and which figured prominently in early American history.

About the Author

Helen C. Rountree is an ethno-historian with degrees from the College of William and Mary, the University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her research and fieldwork for two decades have been among North American Indians in both Virginia and Nevada; she has worked both with historical documents and with living Indians and has written numerous journal articles. She is professor emeritus of anthropology in Old Dominion University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806124551
Author:
Rountree, Helen C.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Roundtree, Helen C.
Location:
Norman
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Native American
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian Series
Series Volume:
193
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 bandw illus., 1 map
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.49x5.45x.66 in. .66 lbs.

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