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there remained not past sixty men, women and children, most miserable and poor creatures; and those were preserved for the most part, by roots, herbs, acorns, walnuts, berries, now and then a little fish…yea, even the very skins of our horses. Nay, so great was our famine, that a Savage we slew, and buried, the poorer sort took him up again and ate him…
– John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & The Summer Isles
Based on the passage, what period of time is John Smith describing in the passage?