Pocahontas Author:Joseph Bruchac A new world for some...new troubles for others. — In 1607 when Captain John Smith and his "Coatmen" arrive in Powhatan to begin settling the colony of Virginia, they are regarded by the land's existing inhabitants with both fascination and fear. The Coatmen have no idea which ground is best for planting crops; they display little interest in bef... more »riending the Powhatan tribe; and worst of all, they greet visitors with a shower of bullets from their frightening "thunder sticks".
Pocohontas, beloved daughter of the Powhatan chief, Mamanatowic, longs for an understanding between her tribe and the Coatmen. Though she is only eleven years old, this astute young girl acts with wisdom and compassion, and plays a fateful, peaceful role in the destinies of two peoples.
Told in the alternating voices of John Smith and Pocahontas, this book reveals an important part of American history through the eyes of two legendary figures.« less