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Jamestown, John Smith, and Pocahontas in American history

by Edwards, Judith, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 975.5 E
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
Call Number  975.5 E
 
 
Summary
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.
Additional Information
Series In American history.
Subjects Smith, John, -- 1580-1631 -- 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
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.
ISBN 0766018423
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