Pocahontas

Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat

by Paula Gunn Allen

On Sale: 10/05/2004

Pocahontas

Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat

by Paula Gunn Allen

On Sale: 10/05/2004

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About the Book

In striking counterpoint to the conventional account, Pocahontas is a bold biography that tells the extraordinary story of the beloved Indian maiden from a Native American perspective. Dr. Paula Gunn Allen, the acknowledged founder of Native American literary studies, draws on sources often overlooked by Western historians and offers remarkable new insights into the adventurous life and sacred role of this foremost American heroine. Gunn Allen reveals why so many have revered Pocahontas as the female counterpart to the father of our nation, George Washington.

Critical Praise

“Allen’s Pocahontas ... is a real visionary, a prodigiously gifted young woman ... made manifest by Allen’s often lyrical and powerful writing.” — Publishers Weekly

“This is not your typical biography. It couldn’t be.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Nothing less than a watershed event in the historiography of the Americas.” — Carl Rollyson, The New York Sun

“Allen is a pathfinder.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Paula Gunn Allen, a pioneer of Native American literary studies, tells Pocahontas’ story from the Indian perspective.” — Oakland Tribune

[In] Ms. Allen’s spirited revision, [she] insists that Pocahontas cannot be understood except within an Algonquin Indian context. — Wall Street Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060730604
  • ISBN 10: 0060730609
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 10/05/2004
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • BISAC2 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • BISAC4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • BISAC5 : HISTORY / Essays
  • BISAC6 : HISTORY / North America
  • BISAC7 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • BISAC8 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
  • BISAC9 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BISAC10 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Native Americans

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