The Powhatan Indians of Virginia, Volume 193
Their Traditional Culture
ISBN10: 0806124555 ISBN13: 9780806124551 Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr (T) Published: Sep 1 1992 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.