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Captain John Smith Capture and Travels 1607-08  Driving Tour

Biography of Captain John Smith
John Smith
National Park Service Biography Biography
From the General Historie
John Smith Voyages

In December 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.

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