Category Archives: Jamestown

More about Tom Savage

Chapter 5 in our textbooks mentions the Powhatan and the English exchanging young boys to live with the other group and serve as translators. The English boy who lived with the Powhatan was named, Tom Savage. Someone in class asked … Continue reading

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Controversy around Pocahontas’ story

When we discuss history, many times the facts are easy to know and people agree but sometimes the interpretation of what the facts mean becomes controversial.  There is much controversy especially when the historical facts we know come from a … Continue reading

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New discoveries at Jamestown site

This article gives you an insight into the Jamestown colony by providing some interesting background information but also about the study of history and how even though this is 400 years old we are still finding new things and reshaping … Continue reading

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John Smith Jamestown Map

Today we looked at a map of Jamestown from 1607/1608 based on information collected by John Smith.  I believe map was drawn by someone else.  It is a pretty interesting document to analyze because it tells us a lot about … Continue reading

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Paintings of 16th Century Native Americans

Prior to the establishment of Jamestown, English explorers had made their way through the eastern parts of what is now North Carolina and Virginia.  A famous English artist named John White painted the people, communities, and landscapes he saw and … Continue reading

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Lost Colony of Roanoke

We didn’t have much time to talk about it but before Jamestown was established, the English establish a colony in Virginia called Roanoke.  The story of Roanoke is one of the more interesting mysteries in American history because the people … Continue reading

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Powhatan’s speech to John Smith 1609

This is a transcript of a famous speech given by the Powhatan to John Smith in 1609.  Remember what was going on at the time and how uncertain the future relationship between the English and Powhatan was.  This is a … Continue reading

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