9:1 history - Virginia Company: -1616: adopts headright...

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Virginia Company: -1616: adopts headright system Powhatan Confederacy Headright System John Rolfe -married pocahontas in 1614 -1616, grows a strain of tobacco Opechancanough (1617-1646) -younger brother of powhatan and successor of confederacy -doesn't like the english I. Struggling Town - Va Co. ran the settling in chesapeake bay area -first town named in honor of king: jamestown -there was a very high mortality rate with the colonists -because of the amount of natives living in the same area -environment is swampland, and hot and humid -with heat and humidity some disease; malaria, yellow fever. -bad drinking water; mixes with waste water during floods -agricultural problems living on swampland. -the colonists don't know how to farm either II. Powhatan Confederacy - 1606. 30 different indian nations, 24,000 indians -Confederacy ran by Powhatan: was a warrior -has warriors focus on exterior enemies, once they defeated the enemy, they became part of the confederacy and would place someone in charge of their community
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