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John Smith Possessed quick wits, physical prowess, commanding presence and luck Kidnapped by tribe of Virginia Indians summer of 1607 o Brought in front of Powhatan who was the leader/king of the tribe o He was promised release in four days o They exchanged military intelligence o Then when he was about to be executed Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas saved Smith Although he may have thought that Pocahontas saved him, more than likely it was just a ritual Smith wrote a lot of autobiographies He was a self made man which was frowned upon in his times At fifteen he was apprenticed to a merchant Neither formal education nor vocational training satisfied his drive At eighteen he entered “that university of war” Decided after that to become a gentleman Then he sought out war, headed towards war between Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Turks When the Catholic pilgrims found out he was a Protestant they threw him overboard o He was rescued by a French merchant vessel
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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