The Conquest of Virginia, the Forest Primeval


The Conquest of Virginia, the Forest Primeval - Conway Whittle Sams. This volume explains the Indian character, society, marriage, seasons, festivals, fishing and hunting, agriculture, canoe-making, arrow-making, pottery-making, houses and towns, political laws, arts of war, medicine men, kings, funeral rites, burial mounds, priests and conjurers, religion, Powhatan and Wingina, some Indian words, tribes and nations. Near the end of the book is a sort of glossary of Indian words, place names and tribe names, which explain many Virginia place names now familiar to us. Illustrations, maps, a bibliography, and indices to full-names, places and subjects add to the value of this work.

(1916, 1998), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 520 pp.

ISBN: 9780788408991