"The amazing story and alluring personality of Pocahontas (1595–1617) have endured the enlargement of legend and the distortions of time, as if waiting for Mossiker's skill, scholarship, and sensitivit"
Beginning with the Spanish conquistadors and ending with Pontiac's War in 1763, some 700 essays present a balanced, comprehensive treatment of the era, making available detailed treatment and hard-to-find facts. In addition to entries for wars, battles, and treaties, biographical sketches, and forts and geopolitically significant locales, analytical essays explore the diplomatic and military history of some 50 Native American groups, as well as Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Swiss colonies. Each entry contains references and cross-references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)