practice of buying, trading, and selling people for lifelong servitude. Chattel slavery is an inheritable status and so may be passed down to offspring.
individual who agreed to work for a set number of years in exchange for passage to the Americas as well as food, shelter, and clothing during their period of service
daughter of Powhatan taken hostage in an effort to end the First Anglo-Powhatan War. She married John Rolfe in 1614.
great chief of 30 Tsenacomoco Indian tribes, which sometimes are referred to as the Powhatans
private individual who earns their living chartering their ship and lending their services for profit to governments during times of war
one of the barrier islands off present-day North Carolina's coast and site of the first official English colony in North America, established in 1585
written grant of rights issued by a monarch for the creation of an organization, such as a settlement, a company, or a university
Jamestown's legislative body; organized in 1619 and the first democratically elected governing body formed in America
business chartered by King James I to colonize the Atlantic coast of North America between present-day New York and North Carolina