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c. 1580
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Five tribal troups form a League of Five Nations, commonly known as the Iroquois League or Confederacy, against their common enemy the Huron       
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The local tribe of Indians, the Secotan, welcome the English visitors, offering them a profusion of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables in return for hatchets and axes      
c. 1585
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The English artist John White paints the everyday life of the Secotan Indians of America      
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The Jamestown settlers meet an unfriendly reception from the local Powhatan Indians, having to use their muskets to beat off an attack within two weeks of their arrival       
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John Smith claims (many years later) that when captured by Indians he was saved from execution by Pocahontas, daughter of the chief       
Map of Virginia featuring an image of Pocahontas, 1608
National Archives, Kew
The American Indian princess Pocahontas is taken hostage by Jamestown colonists in the first Anglo-Powhatan war       
Pocahontas is baptized a Christian and marries John Rolfe, one of the Jamestown colonists       
Pocahontas fascinates Londoners when she arrives with her husband to publicize Jamestown       
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John Smith publishes A Description of New England, an account of his exploration of the region in 1614       
1621 autumn
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The Mayflower settlers in Plymouth offer thanksgiving for their first harvest, eating turkeys in a celebration shared by local Indians