Native lands cost 50% less to purchase.
The Jamestown colony was on the border of starvation. Disease had ravaged the nascent colony, cutting its working populace to dangerous levels. So colonist and captain John Smith made a daring move: he headed into the Virginia wilderness to establish relations and trade with the natives. While at first successful, Smith was eventually captured, living among the natives and building a trust between the colonists and the local leader, Powhatan. Yet his bold efforts for the good of the settlement won him a permanent seat at the table of colonial heroes.