Pamunkey Speaks: Native Perspectives

Pamunkey Speaks: Native Perspectives

Pamunkey Speaks: Native Perspectives

Oral histories by members of a unique Virginia tribe speak to the hardships and discrimination that a proud people have endured over the centuries. Without complaint and with considerable humor, these stories relate how the Pamunkey gained their education, worked the river, defended their country, and today honor their heritage. Pocahontas was a Pamunkey, and different interpretations of her life are compared. This rare look at an American original is richly illustrated with photographs, many from the Smithsonian Institution. The author brings clarity to his subject with a lively and ironic style. Pamunkey Speaks will appeal to Virginians, historians and general interest readers as well as those who appreciate American Indian culture.

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