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Jamestown and Seventeenth-Century Virginia

A guide to published and digital resources related to European colonization in Virginia.

Indigenous Virginians

Egloff, Keith, and Deborah Woodward. First People: The Early Indians of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2006.

Gallivan, Martin D., and Victor D. Thompson. The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2016.

Gleach, Frederic W. Powhatan’s World and Colonial Virginia: A Conflict of Cultures. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.

Hantman, Jeffrey L. Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2018.

Mallios, Seth. The Deadly Politics of Giving: Exchange and Violence at Ajacan, Roanoke, and Jamestown. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2006.

Price, David. Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation. New York: Knopf, 2003.

Rountree, Helen C. Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2005.

———. Powhatan Foreign Relations, 1500–1722Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1993.

———. Pocahontas’s People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia through Four Centuries. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.

———. The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.

Rountree, Helen C., and E. Randolph Turner. Before and After Jamestown: Virginia’s Powhatans and Their Predecessors. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2002.

Shefveland, Kristalyn Marie. Anglo-Native Virginia: Trade, Conversion, and Indian Slavery in the Old Dominion, 1646–1722. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 2016.

Townsend, Camilla. Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma: An American Portrait. New York: Hill and Wang, 2004.

Williamson, Margaret Holmes. Powhatan Lords of Life and Death: Command and Consent in Seventeenth-Century Virginia. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.