It is to be understood that during the early settlements of the Europeans in Chesapeake, native settlers posed some danger to them because of the threat they felt from the invaders. In addition, their new environment exposed them to diseases that were deadly. With the few numbers of the early colonists, they were vulnerable to defeat from the attacks of the Indians, coupled with the weakening of the team through death brought about by sickness. Misunderstandings occurred among them which aggravated their situation, causing them not to be united for their purpose.
Having a closer look at the aforementioned circumstances of the voyagers, one could not simply say they were ignorant. They came from one of the most civilized nations during that time, able to send expeditions in search of more lands to own and had the benefits of the latest scientific findings. To the educated, they could not be said to be ignorant rather are well informed and with such knowledge are therefore driven by ambition to explore a world unknown to most of them. Competing with the strong Spanish reign during that time who were already settled in America could be considered quite ambitious especially so that England was just recovering from her own turmoil at home.
The early colonists to the region understandably had issues to settle among themselves, however, their inability to do so in a civilized manner could let a viewer think that they are ignorant and as savage as the native settlers. Their attitude toward each other and their circumstances may not seem to be strongly driven by their ambition as they first thought about the expedition. For a plan of colonizing a place, extended efforts should have been done in preparation for the unknown that they might encounter in the seas and upon arrival to their intended colony.