Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary - PDF

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Description: Several individuals played critical roles as cultural intermediaries, such as Namontack, a youth given by Powhatan to the English colonists in 1608 as a token of goodwill; Thomas Savage, a young laborer given by Captain Christopher Newport to Powhatan, who became an interpreter trusted (by and large) by both natives and colonists; and Henry Fleet, an Englishman captured by Indians while trading on the Potomac River in 1623, held (presumably as an adoptee) for five years until ransomed, who eventually negotiated a treaty between his two peoples in 1646. Some of this biographical dictionary's broader appeal should already be evident, in the many details of colonial life and intercultural contact that appear throughout the volume, ethnographic and ethnohistoric anecdotes that in their sum can inform our growing understanding of the range of colonization processes that played out across the continent over nearly three centuries.
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