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Section 3: Early British Colonies

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Captain John Smith http://www.history.org/ foundation/ journal/ smith.cfm
In-depth look at the founder of the Jamestown settlement, including excerpts from his own accounts of the settlement's early days.

Rankokus Indian Reservation http://www.powhatan.org/
Web site of the Powhatan Renape Nation, including a history of the Powhatan, a refutation of the Pocahontas myth by Chief Roy Crazy Horse, and information about the Powhatan today.

A Brief History of Jamestown, Virginia http://www.virtualschool.edu/ mon/ SocialConstruction/ Jamestown.html
Detailed time line, accompanied by information on the settlement's economics, politics, geography, and inhabitants.

A Brief History of Jamestown http://www.apva.org/ history/ index.html
A concise history with links to information about John Smith, Pocahontas, and John Rolfe, images of the settlement, and a time line.

Jamestown Was Established http://www.americaslibrary.gov/ cgi-bin/ map.cgi?data=/ assets/ jb/ colonial/ jb_colonial_jamestwn_2.sid& tnail=/ assets/ jb/ colonial/ jb_colonial_jamestwn_2_n.gif& template=/ jb/ colonial/ jb_colonial_jamestwn_2_e.html
John Smith's map of Jamestown. Allows users to zoom in for a close-up view of the map.

Virtual Jamestown http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/ vcdh/ jamestown/ maps.html
Original and recent maps of historic Jamestown, Virginia.