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Why did the settlement fail? Source 1

An account by Ralph Lane describing how he found out about an Amerindian settlement near the River Chawonock. Taken from Captain John Smith, General History of Virginia, London, 1624, p.6.

Part of report by Ralph Lane describing how he found an Amerindian settlement. Taken from Smith, General History of Virginia, 1624.

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Read the source carefully and then answer the questions.

Q1. How does Lane get the information about the Amerindian settlement near the River Chawonock?

Q2. Is this a sensible way of getting information? How do you think it is seen by the Amerindians?

Q3. Why does Lane want to visit the settlement?

Q4. The trip does not go ahead. Why? What would you have done?

 

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