Extract from a journal of one of the settlers (CO1/1)
But in presence of them both it fell out that we missing two bullett-bagges which had shott and Dyvers trucking toyes in them: we Complayned to theis kynges, who instantly caused them all to be restored, not wanting any thing. Howbeit they had Devyded the shott and toyes to (at least) a dozen seuerall persons; and those also in the llet over the water: One also having stollen a knyfe, brought it againe vpon this Comaunde before we supposed it lost, or had made made any signe for it: so Captaine Newport gaue thanckes to the Kinges and rewarded the theeves with the same toyes they had stollen, but kept the bulletes: yet he made knowne vnto them the Custome of England to be Death for such offences.« Return to Native North Americans
3. This extract describes how the explorers were missing two bullet-bags and the contents.
- When the loss was reported, how quick and effective was the Native Americans response?
- Why do you think the materials were taken by the Native Americans?
- How is the situation resolved?
- From the evidence so far, how would you describe the relationship between the Europeans and the Natives? Make sure you explain your ideas – use the questions below to help:
- Have both groups shown themselves to be friendly? How?
- Has respect been shown to each other? How?
- How well have problems been resolved?
- Are there any sign of nerves or worries?