Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Poem "The Child Pocahontas"

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Title

Poem "The Child Pocahontas"

Description

In this poem, writer R. A. S. states his admiration for Pocahontas. He contrasts her with her native people, the "fierce Indian lads," whom he likens to barbarians. Through this poem, the author portrays his negative views on indigenous people in America, which he considers to be uncivilized, describing scornfully their "scalp-lock display," "war-yell," and "war-paint." These things are said to make Pocahontas "shudder and tremble," apparently bothered by the culture of her people.

Creator

Source

R.A.S. "The Child Pocahontas." <em>The Messenger</em> XLI, no.4 (February 1915): 287-288. University Archives, RG 24 Student Publications. Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia.Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Messenger 1920

Date

1915

Contributor

Caitlin McCallister
Gabby Kiser

Language

English

Type

Identifier

MessengerXLI.4.287-1915.pdf

Files

Citation

R. A. S., “Poem "The Child Pocahontas",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 24, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/154.