Jamestown, John Smith, and Pocahontas in American history
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
In 1607, Captain John Smith and a group of adventurers set out to explore the land around the new Jamestown settlement they were working to establish in Virginia. Along their way, they met tribes of local Indians led by the powerful Chief Powhatan, who ruled an extensive North American empire. Capturing Smith, Powhatan ordered that he be put to death. As Smith's head lay on the execution block, however, the chief's favorite daughter, Pocahontas, rushed forward and placed her own head between Smith and the clubs that were raised to take his life. This would be the first of many times the Indian princess would help the settlers. Author Judith Edwards examines the exciting history of Jamestown, the first permanent British settlement in America. Highlighting the roles of prominent settler John Smith and his Indian ally Pocahontas, Edwards traces the settlement's struggle to fight off famine and disease and to overcome the boiling tensions between the British and the local Indian tribes.
|Series||In American history.|
-- Juvenile literature.
Pocahontas, -- -1617 -- Juvenile literature.
Smith, John, -- 1580-1631.
Pocahontas, -- -1617.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Jamestown (Va.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Juvenile literature.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
|Publisher|| Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2002
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.