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Quotes from the Jamestown Settlers during the harsh winter of 1609-1610

The winter of 1609-1610 in Jamestown is referred to as the "starving time." A poor agricultural harvest followed by harsh winter conditions and unsanitary drinking water left the majority of colonists dead that winter. Anthropologists led by Dr. Doug Owsley of the Smithsonian have worked to understand the conditions and consequences of that fateful Jamestown winter. One line of evidence are these words recorded by colonists. Video courtesy of the History Channel, developed for the Written in Bone exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History.

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