The Spanish and French colonizers ignored the long coast north of Florida and south of Acadia (Nova Scotia) as they regarded the temperate region either too cool for tropical crops or too warm for furs. The English stepped in. ‘Chesapeake colonies’ examines how the English colonized certain parts of America and how they dealt with the natives. The ethnocentric English were poorly prepared to understand and accept a culture so different from their own. The English naïvely hoped to absorb the Indians as economic subordinates. After an immense cost to lives, both native and colonist, the English secured a lucrative, dynamic, and expansive base on the North American continent in Virginia and Maryland.