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Jamestown - Ecoff

VS 3a-g (Early Jamestown)

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Jamestown was primarily what kind of venture? Economic (to make money!)
Who financed (paid for) the settlement of Jamestown? The Virginia Company of London
In what year did the first settlers arrive in Jamestown? 1607
In 1607, Jamestown was located on a narrow what? Peninsula
Who granted the charters (permission) for the Virginia Company of London to settle? King James 1
What crop was the most profitable? Tobacco
Which tribe spoke Algonquian? The Powhatan
What was the name of the Indian girl who befriended the English? Pocahontas
Who provided strong leadership to the colony? John Smith
What did the native peoples show the settlers how to plant? Corn and Tobacco
Which Indian chief provided leadership to the English, helping them survive? Powhatan
What did Captain John Smith initiate (start)with the Indians? trading relationships
What caused many settlers to die? Starvation and Disease
In what year(s) did Africans and women arrive in Jamestown? 1619-1620
The arrival of what group of people allowed the settlers to establish families? Women
What did King James of England grant to the Virginia Company of London? Charters
What is the name of the Indian town where important leaders would meet? Werewocomoco
Where did American Indians live before the colonists arrived? All over the state
In what season did Native Americans hunt, fish and pick berries? Spring
In what season did Native Americans harvest crops and hunt for food to preserve for the winter? Fall
What are objects such as arrowheads, pottery and other tools that tell us about people of the past? Artifacts
What major city is located on the Rappahannock River? Fredericksburg
What major city is located on the Potomac River? Alexandria
What is the capital of the state of Virginia? Richmond
Virginia's Indians are known by what name? Eastern Woodland Indians
What do we call the peninsula that is part of Virginia's Coastal Plain region? Eastern Shore
What word best describes the climate of Virginia? Mild
In what year did women and Africans first arrive in Jamestown? 1619
What program helped the colony survive in its early years? Forced Work Program
From what country did the Africans originate? Angola
Created by: meredithbooth