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By Dennis Montgomery

ISBN-10: 0742569004

ISBN-13: 9780742569003

1607 vividly tells the tale of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the placement of the unique Indian population, the coming of the British settlers four hundred years in the past, the construction of town, and sleek excavations on the web site. alongside the best way, we meet such regularly occurring figures as King James, John Smith, and Pocahontas. We additionally encounter unusual episodes of cannibalism and skullduggery, heroism and romantic love. The ebook is a compilation of articles from Colonial Williamsburg journal.

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