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Famous People from the Early Colonies

Bartolome de Las Casas Spanish Missionary who spent much of his life trying to help Native Americans.
Pedro Menendez de Aviles Spanish leader who helped build the settlement at St. Augustine, Florida.
Queen Elizabeth I Queen of England from 1558-1603.
Sir Walter Raleigh English explorer who helped set up England's first colony in North American, on Roanoke Island.
John White English settler who lead the second group that settled on Roanoke Island.
John Smith English explorer and leader of the Jamestown settlement.
Pocahontas Daughter of Chief Powhatan. She married English settler John Rolfe.
John Rolfe Jamestown settler who introduced a new form of tobacco that led to great profits.
King Henry VIII British King who banned the Catholic Church replacing it with the Church of England. Required all British citizens to belong to the Church of England, and punished those who disagreed.
William Bradford English Pilgrim settler and the governor of the Plymouth Colony.
Samoset Native American who spoke English and helped English settlers at Plymouth.
Tisquantum or Squanto Native American who spoke English. He was enslaved by the Spanish. He escaped and lived in England for a time before returning to American. Squanto showed the Pilgrims where to fish and how to plant food.
Created by: lhall2014