Capt. John Smith Resources
 

John Smith Books

Love and Hate in Jamestown, by Michael Price. This is a wonderful overview of those first stuggling years of the colony with Smith playing the lead character. It is a history book but reads like a novel. If you only have time to read one book about Jamestown, this should be the one.

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Chesapeake: Exploring the Water Trail of Captain John Smith
Written by John Page Williams, Jr., Photographs by Dave Harp, Published by National Geographic. If you want to re-trace Smith's voyages, this book is a must-have!

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John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages 1607-1609
Written by Helen Rountree, Wayne Clark, and Kent Mountford, Published by University of Virginia Press. This book is for the serious enthusiast. It is filled with tons of great information about the nature, biology, archeology, and history of the Bay, but be warned it is meant to be a resource text book.

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Jamestown Narratives, by Edward Wright Haile. Haile is the leading historian on Smith's Chesapeake Bay adventures. He compiled all the primary source materials for the first 10 years of Jamestown in one large volume. He also sifted through all the variations of Smith's books to find just the original material and condensed into one place. This is an edited primary source book. Haile will soon be publishing another book about Smith's voyges around the Bay.

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Exploring the Chesapeake in Small Boats
Written by John Page Williams, Jr. and William S. Portlock
Published by Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

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John Smith Web Sites:

John Smith National Water Trail sites

http://www.friendsofthejohnsmithtrail.org/ Updates on the John Smith Watertrail

http://www.nps.gov/cajo National Park Service Historic Trail site

http://www.buoybay.gov NOAA’s John Smith “talking” water trail buoys.

www.johnsmith400.org Sultana Projects re-creation of Smith’s discovery barge and the re-enactment of Smith’s two main voyages plus his journals and a zoomable Smith map.

John Smith Chesapeake Voyages sites

www.nationalgeographic.com/chesapeake NGS’ very cool site comparing the Bay of 1607 with the modern Bay.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Games/InteractiveAdventures/John-smith/ NGS’ Smith video game

http://www.virginia.org/johnsmithtrail John Smith adventures on the James River

http://www.mariner.org/chesapeakebay/colonial/col009.html The Mariner's Musuem, Newport News, VA created an intereactive John Smith map site. It also is a great resource for Bay history in general, putting the colonial period in context.

American Indian sites

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

The Virginia Council on Indians

American Indian Resource Center

Virginia's First People, Past & Present

Jamestown Journey

Maryland Indian Resources

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

The Virginia Council on Indians

American Indian Resource Center

Virginia's First People, Past & Present

Jamestown Journey

Maryland Indian Resources

John Smith History sites

Wikipedia

Smith's Completed Works On-line Virtual Jamestown

Jamestowne Society

Chesapeake Journal's and zoomable Map Sultana Projects Inc.