Credit: VFH Radio
Original Author: VFH Radio, a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Created: January 2006
Publisher: VFH Radio

Pocahontas Saving John Smith

Helen C. Rountree and Camilla Townsend, experts on early Virginia Indian society, dispel the popular myth of Pocahontas having intervened to prevent the killing of English settler John Smith. Rountree is a professor emerita of anthropology at Old Dominion University and Townsend is a professor of history at Rutgers University. This audio clip is an excerpt from an interview that originally aired during the week of January 14, 2006, on With Good Reason, a radio program produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and hosted by Sarah McConnell.