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弗吉尼亚州的里奇蒙,有着约翰史密斯的纪念碑,上面写着他的故事与生平,在在都显示他的值得尊敬与令人怀念。

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约翰.史密斯成为詹姆斯敦的领导人,1608910

史密斯声称,他在1600年曾经在德兰斯斐尼亚和土耳其作战,被俘,卖入土耳其为奴,史密斯说,因为与一名土耳其妇女相恋,有她的协助才得以逃脱。不管这是不是神话故事,但他个人在詹姆斯敦最为人津津乐道的、还是他的罗曼史与英勇事迹,也成为了美国历史上的传奇。1607年冬天亚拉冈昆族的酋长包华德,抓到史密斯要行刑,宝卡荷塔斯,酋长的女儿,不顾自身安危地站在史密斯和刽子手之间,挽救了史密斯的性命。

1608年夏天,詹姆斯敦益发繁荣,史密斯却在1609年因火药意外受伤,不得不回到英格兰。1614年他回到弗吉尼亚,向北部开发新英格兰区。你认为史密斯的故事是真的吗?不妨看看他的冒险记:弗吉尼亚的历史、新英格兰、艾斯礼的夏天,1624年发行


Smith claimed that, while fighting in Transylvania, Hungary, against the Turks in 1600, he had been wounded, captured, and sold into slavery in Turkey. Smith said that a Turkish woman had fallen in love with him and helped him escape. Whether that is a "tall tale" or not, his most famous Jamestown experience, equally as romantic and daring, has become a legendary story in American history. Captured and brought before Algonquin Chief Powhatan in December 1607, Pocahontas, the chief's young daughter, supposedly saved Smith's life by throwing herself between him and his would-be executioners.

In the summer of 1608, Jamestown prospered. Smith was injured in a gunpowder accident in 1609 and was forced to return to England. Returning in 1614, he dubbed the region to the north of Virginia, New England. Do you think Smith's stories are true? You might want to read more of Captain Smith's adventures in his book, Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles, published in 1624.

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