When the Great Canoes Came
Lost Owl is at the age that his Pamunkey ancestors had their huskenaw-- when the young Indian boys would go into the forest with the priests for months to be tested for courage and endurance, to learn the laws of their people, and to return as men. Now, years after the English settlement of Jamestown, Lost Owl and his friends have only the wise lore of the Indian queen, Cockacoeske, to teach them of their heritage. Her stories describe the days before and after the arrival of the European settlers, detailing the history of the Indian tribes of Virginia from a native point of view beginning with "When the Great Canoes Came".
144 pp ~ illustrated — ©1993