Relation of Virginia

By | 12 February 2017

Relation of Virginia A Memoir Of One Of America S First Adventurers, A Young Boy Who Acted As A Link Between The Jamestown Colonists And The Patawomecks And Powhatans Being In Displeasure Of My Friends, And Desirous To See Other Countries, After Three Months Sail We Come With Prosperous Winds In Sight Of Virginia So Begins The Fascinating Tale Of Henry Spelman, A Year Old Boy Whose Mother Sent Him To Virginia In One Of Jamestown S Early Arrivals, Spelman Soon Became An Integral Player, And Sometimes A Pawn, In The Power Struggle Between The Chesapeake Algonquians And The English Settlers Shortly After He Arrived In The Chesapeake, Henry Accompanied Another English Boy, Thomas Savage, To Powhatan S Capital And After A Few Months Accompanied The Patawomeck Chief Iopassus To The Potomac Spelman Learned Chesapeake Algonquian Languages And Customs, Acted As An Interpreter, And Knew A Host Of Colonial America S Most Well Known Figures, From Pocahontas To Powhatan To Captain John Smith This Remarkable Manuscript Tells Henry S Story In His Own Words, And It Is The Only Description Of Chesapeake Algonquian Culture Written With An Insider S Knowledge Spelman S Account Is Lively And Violent, Rich With Anthropological And Historical Detail A Valuable And Unique Primary Document, This Book Illuminates The Beginnings Of English America And Tells Us Much About How The Chesapeake Algonquians Viewed The English Invaders It Provides The First Transcription From The Original Manuscript Since

  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • 9781479835195
  • Relation of Virginia
  • Henry Spelman
  • 12 February 2017