|Hudson reached the eastern bank of the
river, Manhattan which was inhabited by the Indians. The warm welcome was
given by the Indians and also a great feast. He was given roast pigeons and
roast dogs. The savages compelled him to stay with them. He refused the
invitation and continued his voyage. He went along the course of the Great
river. After sailing a hundred and fifty miles from its mouth he found that
the water was growing shallow. Here the city of Albany now stands. He
understood that he was likely to find a short road to China, on his way back
in the stream, Hudson had tough time with the Indians.
Hudson set sail for Europe in early October. Then the Great river has been
called Hudson river. The very next year he made another voyage in the
Northern part of America. He entered "Immense bay" which we now know as
"Hudson bay". His men cast him adrift with a few other in an open boat.
Nothing more was ever heard of Hudson. Hudson bay is assumed to be his
Directions: Answer the following multiple choice questions. Also, answer the following questions on a sheet of paper:
How did the Indians treat Hudson?
Why did Hudson decide to give up his effort?