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Converging Worlds by Louise A. Breen

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THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

1602

Bartholomew Gosnold explores coast of North America looking for likely places to establish a colony.

1606

Virginia Company of London receives its charter. Sends colonists to Chesapeake Bay.

1607

Settlers found Jamestown on an island in James River.

1608

Smith publishes the first of four accounts of the English in America.

1609

First Anglo-Powhatan War begins. Smith suffers injuries in a gunpowder explosion and returns to England.

1613

Kidnapping of Pocahontas by Captain Samuel Argall. John Rolfe introduces cultivation of Spanish-style tobacco.

1614

Pocahontas converts to Christianity and marries Rolfe ending the Anglo-Powhatan War.

1616–17

Rolfe and Pocahontas travel to England. Pocahontas dies at Gravesend from smallpox while ...

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