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The Powhatan Indians of Virginia : their traditional culture

Author: Helen C Rountree
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1989.
Series: Civilization of the American Indian series, v. 193.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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. Rountree's is the first  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen C Rountree
ISBN: 0806121564 9780806121567
OCLC Number: 18557070
Description: viii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: English observers and the Indian groups they saw --
The land and its resources --
Subsistence --
Towns and their inhabitants --
Manliness --
Sex roles and family life --
Social distinctions --
Law, politics and war --
Medicine and religion --
The Powhatans as a Chiefdom of coastal algonquinans.
Series Title: Civilization of the American Indian series, v. 193.
Responsibility: by Helen C. Rountree.

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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. Rountree'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.

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