Blood on the River - Chapters 21 - 22 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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The next morning, Samuel sees Wahunsonacock, the Great Powhatan, for the first time. He is wearing a lot of copper and glass beads, which Samuel recognizes is a sign of his wealth and power. Capt. Smith invites Powhatan to James Town to receives gifts from King James. Samuel sees immediately that it is insulting to invite an emperor to another place to accept gifts. Powhatan refuses and says he will wait eight days for these gifts to be brought to him. He also says that Capt. Newport must come.

On the way back to James Town, Capt. Smith vents his anger, saying that the bad decisions of the Virginia Company owners will get them all killed.

Smith delivers Powhatan's message, and though Capt. Newport isn't happy about it, he resolves to go to Powhatan's village. He must obey the orders given him by...

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