Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

"The Child Pocahontas"

Dublin Core

Title

"The Child Pocahontas"
The Messenger, Volume XLI
Poem about Pocahontas in The Messenger XLI, page one of two (287-288).

Description

In this poem from The Messenger titled "The Child Pocahontas," 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 and almost backwards.

Creator

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, VA

Date

1915

Contributor

Caitlin McCallister

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Collection

Citation

R. A. S., “"The Child Pocahontas",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 25, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/154.