Close Encounters of the First Kind, 1585-1767

Maryland State Archives: Documents for the Classroom

Detail of Capt. John Smith and Pokahontas from Ould Virginia, MSA SC 1427-1326

The purpose of this document packet is to introduce students to how explorers, settlers, and Native Americans described and handled their first encounters.


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