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        Library of Congress: Media Gallery | Jamestown

        After five grueling months at sea, a small group of soldiers, laborers, and aristocrats from England completed a 3000-mile journey across the Atlantic and stepped off their ship to greet an unfamiliar new land. The year was 1607 and the land they chose to live on became the first permanent settlement of the British in North America: Jamestown. This set of primary resources includes images and documents that provide a window into this time period, as well as a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.

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        Pocahontas at the Court of King James

        This painting from 1907 shows Pocahontas being presented at the Court of King James I.

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        A Weroans, or Chieftain, of Virginia

        These are full-length, front and back portraits of a Native chief in Virginia, with bow and arrow; a hunting scene is in the background.

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        Virginia, 1606

        This is a composite plate of reproductions of engravings featuring: John Smith, James I, Pocahontas, Captain Newport, Bacon and Berkeley, Delaware, and Sandys.

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        Village of Secotan

        This primary source shows an Algonquian village on the Pamlico River estuary showing Native structures, agriculture, and spiritual life.

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        A Chief of Roanoke

        This primary source shows a full-length, front and back view of a Native chief showing manner of dress; a river scene is in background.

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        Praying Around the Fire With Rattles

        This primary source shows a group of Natives gathered around a campfire, some appear to be holding rattles; dugout canoes on the river are in background.

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        Powhatan Brand

        This is a tobacco package label showing Pocahontas coming to the defense of Captain John Smith and appealing to her father, Chief Powhatan, to spare his life.

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        The Town of Pomeiock

        This primary source shows a fortified native village, the manner of construction of the buildings and the enclosing stockade.

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        The Wedding of Pocahontas with John Rolfe

        This print shows a large gathering of Natives and Englishmen for the wedding ceremony between Pocahontas and John Rolfe.

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        Willem Blaeu: Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica

        This is a map of the world from 1606.

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        John White: Americae Pars, Nunc Virginia Dicta

        This pictorial map covers the coastal region from Cape Fear to Chesapeake Bay.

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        Virginia: Discovered and Discribed by Captayn John Smith, 1606

        This is a map documenting the area where John Smith and the other settlers created Jamestown.

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        Jamestown Exposition, 1607-1907

        This is a seal showing an American Indian and European explorer shaking hands; a ship is in background.

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        How They Build Boats

        This primary source shows native men making dugout boats by burning and scraping with seashells.

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        Their Manner of Fishing in Virginia

        This primary source shows native men and women in a canoe fishing while others in the background stand in the river and spear fish.

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        Charters of the Virginia Company of London

        This charter was granted by King James I to the Virginia company to establish a settlement on the Chesapeake Bay in North America.

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        The Englishmen's Arrival in Virginia

        This map shows the coast of Virginia with many islands just off the mainland, two Native territories, Secotan and Weapemeoc, and the Native community of Roanoke on an island at the mouth of a river.

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        The Times Dispatch: Richmond, Virginia

        This article was published at the time of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown colony.

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