PEARL LEONA STURGIS
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 30, Volume 5
Captain John Smith and the Indians:
In such hard times as these were, the men of strong character came to the front to take charge of affairs. Captain John Smith, who was given that work of caring for the supplies and handing them out to the men, had begun visiting the Indians along the river. He bought corn from them. In this way he warded off starvation for the little colony. Whenever he could he explored the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and sailed up the rivers flowing into it.
Smith had many adventures with the Indians. Most of the Indians lived on the land the King had granted to the London Company to search for gold. Powhatan had his principle village on the York River i4 miles from Jamestown (could be Susquehanna?). Powhatan was an Indian Chief with much power. The Indians had welcomed the white men at this time and traded goods with them. Times began to get better and better as the sound advice that Captain John Smith had given began to be heeded. Each man was given 3 acres to work his own land. Back then it was even possible to buy a hundred acres.
The London Company had then sent governors to rule the colony in place of the 7 counsellors. Some of the governors were harsh but there was order in the colony. Sickness and death was still common but gradually they became accustomed to the climate and the dangers of starvation and failure had lessened.
(to be continued)
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