Title

Matoaka

Date of Award

Summer 1986

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Humanities

Committee Director

John Davye

Committee Member

Erlene Hendrix

Abstract

"Matoaka" is the first draft and partial scoring of an original music/play about the Powhatan Indians of Tidewater, Virginia. This music/play is actually the second in a projected series of three about the Powhatan Indians and the Native American world view. "Matoaka" is staged from a Powhatan perspective on the events surrounding the English settlement of Jamestowne in the year 1607. As much of the Powhatan culture has been destroyed, the Powhatan world view is reconstructed and interpreted from current and historical readings about Native Americans. The introduction includes a discussion of the author's creative process in the writing of the work.

DOI

10.25777/x0xt-z082

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