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OUSD Teaching American History Grant II
November 18, 2004

?Pocahontas in Perspective?
Caroline H. Cox, Department of History
University of the Pacific

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Web Links
* Links active as of November 2004
  • http://www.apva.org/history/pocahont.html
    Website of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities which owns operates the site of the Jamestown settlement for historic and educational purposes.

  • http://www.virtualjamestown.org/Pocahontas.html
    Website run by Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown (1607-2007). Site has a large number of primary resources such as indentured servant contracts and letters home from the first decades of settlement.

  • http://college.hmco.com/history/readerscomp/naind/html/na_037000_squanto.htm
    Website of Houghton Mifflin College division to support a college text. This site has an essay for their Encyclopedia of American Indians and was written by Neil Salisbury, a famous historian of the period.

  • http://www.plimoth.org/
    Website of Plimouth Plantation, the historic site in Plymouth Massachusetts, at which characters have to continually role-play. This website has many resources for teachers and students.

Primary Sources

  • Bradford, William. Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647. Ed. Francis Murphy. New York, 1981.
    link to excerpt online | link to another excerpt online

  • Hamor, Ralph. A True Discourse of the Present State of Virginia. London, 1615; reprint edition. Richmond VA, 1957

  • Smith, John. The Complete Works of Captain John Smith, 1580-1631. Ed. Philip
    Barbour. 3 vols. Chapel Hill, 1986 excerpt online | another excerpt | article

Secondary Sources

  • Barbour, Philip. Pocahontas and Her World. Boston, 1970 link to amazon.com

  • Brown, Kathleen. ?In Search of Pocahontas.? In The Human Tradition in Colonial America. Eds. Ian K. Steele and Nancy L. Rhoden. Wilmington, DE, 1999. link to amazon.com

  • Rountree, Helen C. . Pocahontas?s People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia through Four Centuries. Oklahoma, 1990.link to amazon.com

  • Salisbury, Neil. ?Squanto: Last of the Patuxet.? In The Human Tradition in Colonial America. Eds. Ian K. Steele and Nancy L. Rhoden. Wilmington, DE, 1999. link to amazon.com

  • Tilton, Robert. Pocahontas: The Evolution of an American Narrative. New York, 1994.
    link to amazon.com

Other Titles

  • Merrell, James H. Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier . W.W. Norton & Company , 2000. link to amazon.com

  • Van Kirk, Sylvia. Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870. University of Oklahoma Press , 1983. link to amazon.com

  • Wiencek, Henry. An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003 link to amazon.com
    listen to an interview with the author | read more online at the papers of George Washington