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Captain John Smith and the other settlers aboard the three ships that set sail for the Virginia Colony settled in Jamestown, Virginia in May, 1607. The Jamestown colony suffered badly from harsh weather, hunger, lack of water and Indian attacks. Smith was taken captive in one of these attacks, and according to his version of events was saved by the chief's daughter, Pocahontas. Jamestown's future was later secured by the cultivation and sale of tobacco.
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