John Smith had so much to contend with, settlers too lazy or it was beneath them to put out any labor to construct, plant, or do whatever else the colony needed instead, sold tools, arms and others items to the Indians for corn. This couldn’t continue and neither could the mutinous men who may have been conspiring with Powhatan. And then to see what at first was thought to be enemy ships, only to find out that England had sent over more people without regard on what the colony really needed. Smith knew his commission was coming to an end but, he didn’t give up, that is, until the accident.
About Terry Noorda
I record a podcast titled “Discovering America” that covers stories, histories about people and events that played apart in the discovering of America and leave the listener with a “I didn’t know that feeling.” Come along for the ride you won’t be disappointed.