Half-forgotten Romances Of American History; By Elisabeth Ellicott Poe

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byElisabeth Ellicott Poe

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER 1 The Lady Pocahontas and Captain John Smith IT WAS winter in Virginia, A. D. 1607. Gone were the Italian blue skies of the spring and summer wnich had charmed the Jamestown settlers when the ships Godspeed, Susan Constant and the Discovery sailed up the Powhatan River, rechristened by the voyagers the "James" in honor of the King of England. The dogwood, wild cherry, crab apple, mulberry and persimmon trees had lost their blooms, but here and there through grim, white woods gleamed the red of the holly tree. On giant oaks clustered the white berry of the mistletoe, a strange reminder to the Englishmen of the Druid faith of their forefathers. In the Indian village, Werowocomoco, on the York River, lived the mighty Powhatan, chief of the region. The village was situated about three miles above the present Yorktown, where the lion of England surrendered in later years to the lion's cub, America. It was one of three capital villages of the Powhatan confederation of Indians. The others were Orapakes, on the Chickahominy River, near Powhatan, and Powhatan, near the present site of the city of Richmond. Werowocomoco was composed of 25 or 30 wigwams or houses built of saplings. These were planted at regular distances like posts, then bent over and tied together in the middle. The houses were built up by skillful application of barks and grasses adroitly interwoven. Their shape was either oblong or circular. Sixty stalwart warriors guarded the sacred person of Powhatan. Powhatan's domestic relations are quaintly put: "He had a multiplicity of women." It is apparent that Powhatan, in common with other royalties, followed King Solomon's practical advice and brought upon himself marital trouble by adding rather than reducing possibilities in the number of wives. Powhatan, however, had ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER 1 The Lady Pocahontas and Captain John Smith IT WAS winter in Virginia, A. D. 1607. Gone were the Italian blue skies of the spring and summer wnic...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217216110

ISBN - 13:9780217216111

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