14. What does the Apamatica ask the English to do? He wanted to know why they were there, and told them to leave, „We want to leave.” You can access it directly under: www.iath.virginia.edu/vcdh/jamestown/slavelink.html and www.iath.virginia.edu/vcdh/jamestown/praclink.html. „Slavery Laws” is 28 pages long and „The Practice of Slavery” is 15 pages long. Students only have to read the following excerpts from these documents. (The document titles listed below come directly from the Virtual Jamestown website.) They follow the order of the documents listed on each site, but they leave many documents to make the activities listed below more manageable. Students can access these documents directly via the Internet. (Teachers can exercise the ability to copy these documents into Word, remove unused materials from the lesson, and copy the rest for students.) The policy and laws on trade and export, labour and colonial employment were dictated by the theory of mercantilism, the emergence of triangular trade routes and the English policy of salutary neglect. This article provides an overview of the evolution of trade and export and explains why different types of colonial work and jobs were created in the colonies. The second section gathers all of Percy`s clues about the Indians. Among other things, he introduced the students into the discussions and debates that the Indians had about what to do with the English.
Of course, most of these discussions took place when Percy was not present to record them, but the disagreement between some „wild” and their vernovance can help students imagine how these discussions could have unfolded. Some Indians were concerned that the English were „planting,” that is, they intended to settle rather than just trade. One of the discussion questions invites students to reflect on the nature of the Powhatan Confederation, where Powhatan needed subordinate verovances to pay tribute to him. Could this political situation have led some to welcome The Virginians? When analyzing this passage, pay attention to the rivalry between rapahanna and Paspihe. 4. What does this passage tell us about how the English understand Indians well? The English did not understand Indian culture.