Author: Arthur Barlowe


Meeting Granganimeo; an excerpt from “The first voyage made to the coasts of America” by Arthur Barlowe (1589)

In this excerpt of his account of the 1584 English expedition to Roanoke Island, Arthur Barlowe reports first of the area’s animals and trees; then he tells of his party’s first encounter with the Indian weroance, or chief, Granganimeo. Barlowe’s report, “The first voyage made to the coasts of America,” was published in Richard Hakluyt (the younger)‘s Principal Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation (1589). Some spelling has been updated and contractions expanded.