A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia

A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia

By Thomas Hariot

  • Release Date : 1621-01-01
  • Genre : United States
  • FIle Size : 0.04 MB
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A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia Thomas Hariot made only one expedition, around 1585-86, and spent some time in the New World visiting Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina, expanding his knowledge by improving his understanding of the Carolina Algonquian language. As the only Englishman who had learned Algonkin prior to the voyage, Harriot was vital to the success of the expedition. His account of the voyage, named A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, was published in 1588 (probably written a year before). The Report contains an early account of the Native American population encountered by the expedition; it proved very influential upon later English explorers and colonists.

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