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The Establishment of Jamestown: Pocahontas and Captain John Smith

28 minutes

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The Virginia Company established the first permanent English settlement in 1607. Life in the colony was not easy. There was a lack of food, unknown diseases, and battles with the native population. The situation was desperate when Chief Powhatan captured Captain John Smith. His daughter, Pocahontas, interceded to spare Smith's life. They began learning each other’s language and customs. The tribe and colonists began to intermingle and attacks stopped. If it were not for the help of the Native Americans, the colonists would not have survived the first harsh winter. Part one of “Pocahontas and the Survival of Jamestown” series. Note: Contains historical artwork and Illustrations with nudity.

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3 wooden sailing ships with large masts and British flags sail on the calm, open sea. Caption. If he hopes to found his own colonies in North America.
Pocahontas and the Survival of Jamestown
Episode 1
28 minutes
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Closeup of a man with short blonde hair wearing a gray pinstripe suit talking in front of a blurred background. Caption. And relations between the colony and the Indians.
Pocahontas and the Survival of Jamestown
Episode 2
25 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12