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Historical accounts of Native American life in the seventeenth century were mostly recorded by white traders, missionaries, and soldiers. These scriveners knew very little about Native American culture and viewed tribal life from their European perspectives. As the focus of most writings of the era was on the male gender, historical records also reveal little understanding of the role of Indian women in the social, economic, political, religious, and military facets of Native American culture.

In Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma, author Camilla Townsend presents a biography of Pocahontas that differs greatly from traditional versions. It explains the Indigenous perspective. The book relates a chronology of the life of Pocahontas in relation to the Algonquin tribes in their struggles against domination by the British.

The story begins as the heroine born Amonute is a child in the Chesapeake area of Virginia. Historically, she is the daughter of King Powhatan. The author suggests that...

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