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Published in 1588 and written by Thomas Harriot, the book, A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia became the first English work written about America.
Pemisapan (Wingina was King of Algonquian Indians on Roanoke Island and land across from it. He is first mentioned by Arthur Barlowe in his fact finding mission report of 1584 to Sir Walter Raleigh. In 1585, the Ralph Lane colony settled on Roanoke Island and Wingina took the name Pemisapan. Pemisapan decided to unite the coastal tribes to destroy the English and Ralph Lane decided he was a trouble maker that need to be destroyed. On June 15, 1586, Lane and twenty five men crossed the Croatan Sound and called Pemisapan and a few Indians out. Lane’s men then shot them; Pemisapan being crippled ran for the woods and was shot in the buttocks. He was killed in the woods by Thomas Harriot and Edward Nugent, who returned with the king’s severed head.