As told by Brielle, typed by Steph, and Steph adds explanation or additional info inside the parentheses.

We went to Jamestown in Virginia. Jamestown is a place that you can meet up with a Chicken Lady. She is a normal lady dressed up as a slave. (She was actually acting as an indentured servant. They are people that couldn’t pay their way over here to the new colony, so they work off their travel debt for a master here in Virginia.) She was the poultrice for her master.  She was holding a chicken. The chicken wanders around when she sets him down. You might want to go on one of her tours. At the end we got to pet the chicken. We saw him eat a caterpillar and a queen ant.
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The chicken lady told us they (the first settlers) had no clear water. She talked about it (the James River) was deep enough they didn’t have to park their boat in the middle of the river.

We learned about Pocahontas. She was a real Indian, she was really real!!! I thought she was just made up, but she wasn’t. She was an Indian princess (she was the daughter of the King of the Powhatan Indians.) She saved an English’s life two times. Before she got married she got captured by the English. She got married to an englishman when she was only 19. The guy that she got married to was John Rolfe. When she got married she had a son named Thomas.  She died when she was only 22. She got buried in England.

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I found a green caterpillar. It’s name was Apple because it was green as an apple with a bit of yellow. I didn’t want to leave it, but I had to because it wanted to go on a leaf because it needed food. Caden convinced me to do that.

I saw a church that was really cool. We saw the graves.  The church was solid brick. (The current one was built in 1907) The first one was made out of wood.* Inside the church they had stories about people. John Rolfe, Pocahontas (and other important English settlers**.)

At the end I got a wood recorder that was only $1.90!


* (They rebuilt it with brick or stone. The current one was rebuilt on top of the place where the original one was built. They have glass panels along the floor where you can see the original foundation.)

** (For 12 years the colonists in Jamestown wrote the British government asking if they could have their own council. After 12 years of requests England said yes. The first colonial government (the House of Burgesses) met in this church. Many of those early leaders are commemorated on plaques in this church. )

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