New Kent County - Four Centuries of Historic Driving Tours
Captain John Smith Capture and Travels 1607-08 Driving Tour
1607, Smith and several other colonists left the fort to explore the local area.
Unfortunately they ran into an Indian hunting party and were promptly captured
by the Indians. Although the other Englishmen were killed outright, the Indians
took Smith to Chief Powhatan. According to his account in the General Historie,
the Indians conducted a "trial" in which Smith was condemned to death.
Smith claims that his life was spared due to the intervention of Powhatan's
eleven- year-old daughter, Pocahontas.
John Smith Capture and Travels 1607-08
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