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What was John Smiths attitude towards Native Americans in "The General History of Virginia"?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    - The first successful English colony in America was the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, founded in 1607 by John Smith. The son of a farmer, Smith was born in Lincolnshire, England and left home at the age of sixteen to become a soldier. During the next ten years, Smith traveled throughout Europe and the Near East, fought in numerous battles, and was promoted to captain. Then, in 1606, a year after his return to England, Smith led a group of colonists across the Atlantic to establish a settlement in the New World.

    As president of the colony from 1608 to 1609, Smith helped assure the colony's success, obtaining food, enforcing discipline, and dealing with the native tribes who inhabited the region. In 1608 Smith published A True Relation of Virginia, the first English book describing life in America. In 1609, after being burned in a gunpowder accident and involved in disputes with other colonists, Smith traveled back to England.

    In The General History of Virginia, which describes the founding of Jamestown, Smith attempts to dispel English misconceptions about America and encourages others to settle in the New World. The book also includes an account of what has become Smith's most famous adventure. According to his story, Smith was captured by the Native Americans and faced execution until the chief's daughter Pocahontas saved him from death. This episode, along with the other experiences Smith describes, provides an understanding and appreciation of what the early colonists' lives were like.

    John Smith and William Bradford were both leaders who established colonies. They both established a colony and they attempted to attract settlers with writings. Their writings were intended for different audiences and they both had different purposes. John Smith's writings were different than William Bradford's.

    • alex6 years agoReport

      You haven't answered the question; only read out of a textbook.

  • 3 years ago

    something is conceivable, and both the community American and the Buddhist teachings are earth fairly than heavenly oriented. yet except that uncomplicated similarity, i do not see a lot else that they percentage. we do not locate the 4 Noble Truths or the three Refuges contained locally American custom. in spite of the undeniable fact that it truly is going to also be observed that over 1000 years in the past a tremendous Buddhist saint, Padmasambhava, stated that, "at the same time as the iron chicken flies, the Dharma will shuttle to the land of the purple adult males." Kuma

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