Blood on the River - Chapters 11 - 12 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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Samuel feels deeply responsible for James' death. Rev. Hunt counsels him that forgiveness is for oneself as well as for others. The settlers work to repair the camp. Samuel wonders if Richard will forgive him. The explorers return early because their Indian guide behaved strangely and then abandoned them, and it led them to become worried about what was happening back in James Town.

The explorers share important information with the council about how the Powhatan tribes are organized into an empire, with Chief Powhatan as their leader. They hear of the prophesied threat to the empire that predicts that the Powhatans believe will come from where they have located their town. They hear that the Indian tribe that lived on Chesapeake Bay before their arrival was exterminated as a result of this prophecy.

The settlement was attacked by 400 warriors, and without the...

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