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Destiny Comes on the Wind - The Legend of Opechancanough James Wright

Destiny Comes on the Wind - The Legend of Opechancanough

James Wright

Published March 4th 2012
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Kindle Edition
616 pages
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The PremiseThis account is partly based on actual historical events, myths, and legends surrounding the life of Paramount Chief Opechancanough of the Powhatan Confederation of Tribes. I was inspired to write this novel when I learned that I was aMoreThe PremiseThis account is partly based on actual historical events, myths, and legends surrounding the life of Paramount Chief Opechancanough of the Powhatan Confederation of Tribes. I was inspired to write this novel when I learned that I was a direct descendant of Opechancanough some twelve generations ago. This fictional account is given from the perspective of Opechancanough and the natives of the New World. This strong leader influenced and was involved in many historical events over his long lifetime. More than anything else, it is the story of one mans determined efforts to stop the relentless encroachment of those that would seek to dominate his people and change forever their way of life. Many Europeans and Native inhabitants would perish in the inevitable struggle for domination.The elements of this book include: high adventure, drama, brutal wars, romance, supernatural spirits, religion, politics, deception, and true historical events. Although the story primarily takes place in the 16th and 17th century it concludes in the present day.The primary characters Algonquian speaking people are believed to be the descendants of hunter-gatherers that crossed an ancient land bridge from Asia thousands of years ago. There is some evidence that additional genetics may have come from early Viking explorers as well. The Viking physical traits of reddish hair, taller stature, and paler skin set these northeastern coastal tribes apart from the other indigenous people of North and South America.This story begins early in the year 1561. It was a time of exploration before there were any European settlements in the Chesapeake Bay. It would be 46 years before the English founded the nearby Jamestown colony. The European sovereigns were attempting to expand their empires and religions into this part of the New World. Much of the exploration and colonization was driven by the search for a shorter trade passage to the Orient. The prospects of incalculable wealth, free land, and religious freedom would drive men to commit horrid atrocities against each other in the name of an empire, individual greed, and the often brutal perception of their Gods will.Some of the most perplexing mysteries involving the interaction of the European colonist and the natives tribes of the Chesapeake Bay find logical explanations in the plot. The reader will discover the reasons for the incredibly complex nature of Opechancanough, also known as Cayuga, Paquiquino, Little Francis, Don Luis Velasco, and Mangopeesomon.Armed only with his great strength, unique knowledge, and his powerful longbow, an enigmatic warrior rose up to lead his people against the inevitable European invasion that he knew was destined to come on the wind.James A. Wright