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Indian Island in Amherst County Paperback – 1993


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Warwick House; 2nd edition (1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984251626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984251629
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,175,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By VICTOR C. on December 25, 2000
Format: Paperback
Peter Houck and Mintcy Maxham do a wonderful job of presenting a generalized history of the Monacan tribe. As with any generalized History study, consisting of one volume, covering centuries of time, and possibly thousands of individuals, the reader should not expect a complete detailed history of the tribe, but rather a jumping off point to further enhance his or her education of the Monacan past. While lots of specific details are missing, the major events are listed. This list of major Monacan occurrences, along with an ample Bibliography, gives everyone from the begining historical student to the advanced researcher many sources and avenues to approach the study of Monacan history and culture.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Colleen Mason on August 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
Having been married to one of the Johns decendants (in Amherst County, VA), I must say that this is probably one of the most accurate depictions of life for the Monacan Indians as any I have heard. I would like to add that Dr. Houck was my daughters neo-natologist when she was born very prematurely...24 years ago!! If you enjoy this book, read MATOHE, written by Cathy Smoot Carson.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ruffian Fan on January 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
Dr. Houck's book, Indian Island is the tale of survival! It is a testament to the Monacan people's triumph over hardship and years of discrimination. A proud, yet gentle and kind people, the Monacans were among the many victims of the eugenics movement. Political powers wanted them to be forgotten and invisible, but Dr. Houck brings them back to the forefront of our collective conscience. As one who is privileged to know and associate with several members of this tribe and who has personally witnessed the discrimination they face still today, I applaud Dr. Houck, this book, and most of all this couragous group of people. Having finally achieved state recognition from Virginia, today they continue their struggle to gain the federal recognition which is long overdue. May America finally recognize the existence of its first residents!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MarrettaG on July 24, 2011
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Very informative book regarding the persecution of the Monacans by the State of Virginia in the persona of Dr. Walter Ashby Plecker. As a native Virginian, it makes me ashamed of my State, sad for the Native Americans of Amherst County, and hopeful for their future.If you want in-depth information, this is not the book for you. This is not a super-tome, and is easy to read. If you want a good idea of what happened to Native Americans in Virginia before the Civil Rights movement smacked White America right where it should, this is the book for you.
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