RCC Honors History Project

Response to Account of Life in Jamestown

Posted by jwilhelm21 on September 29, 2009

I found the passage about the toils of living in Jamestown very facinating.  It is amazing to think that these colonists could live on such meager and unsanitary food rations.  The idea of eating grain that is infested with worms is revolting.  The account furthers what we’ve established about the lives of the Powhatan compared to the lives of the English.  Although it was the English who referred to the Powhatan as savages, it is evident that the quality of life in the Jamestown colony was far inferior to their native counterparts.

-Joe Wilhelm

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