At one point, Smith was taken by the Powhaten Indians and delivered to the chief. The story, as recorded by Smith, has Pocahontas saving his neck. Some version of the story may be true, but even the primary source is sketchy. The entire event probably led to a unique relationship between John Smith and the Indians of the region. In the process, Smith made a map, ostensibly to lure more people and more business to the area.
There is a lot to notice in such a simple map, so I won't put it all in this article. It would be a great addition to a teacher's instruction about Jamestowne. I like the idea of giving students sections of the map in pieces before handing them the whole thing. Conversations could last for an entire hour-long class period if a teacher was willing to devote that much time to it.