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Why did the settlement fail? Source 3

Part of Lane's report to Raleigh. It describes a foiled attack on the settlement by Pemisapan, the local Amerindian chief. Taken from Richard Hakluyt, The Third and Last Volume of the Voyages, Navigations, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, 1600, pp.261-2.

Description of a foiled attack on the settlers. Taken from Hakluyt, Voyages, Navigations and Traffiques, 1600.

Description of a foiled attack on the settlers. Taken from Hakluyt, Voyages, Navigations and Traffiques, 1600.

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Read the source carefully and then answer the questions.

Q8. This is a very visual account of how Pemisapan planned to attack the settlers. Imagine you are a documentary maker and you want to use this incident in a film you are making about the Roanoke settlement. Use the table below to make a list of all the key features of the proposed attack and them use the other column to record how you would show it on film. The first line has been filled in as an example.

Tarraquine, Andacon and 20 men wait for dark to begin their attack

Show the men of the fort settling down for the night. Some go their houses, some stay on watch.

In the trees outside the fort show the Amerindians waiting for night to fall and the settlers go to sleep.

   
   
   

Q9. Make a list of all the reasons given in the sources for the failure of the settlement. If you have also looked at the other Case Study you may like to use that information as well.

 

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