Colonial Leaders

Who is Pocahontas?
Was the favorite daughter of Powhatan.
In 1613, she was kidnapped by the English.
Real name was “Matoaka, Rebbecca Rolfe.”
Was buried at St. George’s church in Gravesend at age of 22.
Was a Powhatan Native American woman.
“Pocahontas” was a nickname meaning “playful” or “mischievous one.”
Became known as Lady Rebbecca and was treated like a princess.
Was fascinated by John Smith and twice saved his life.
Married with John Rolfe, they had a son named Thomas Rolfe.
When she brought food and furs to Jamestown, the settlers did not starve because of her kindness.
That is Pocahontas.

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