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  SPECTRUM Biographies - Pocahontas
Pocahontas was most likely born in Werawocomoco (what is now Wicomico, Gloucester County, Virginia) on the north side of the Pamaunkee (York) River, around the year 1595.
Pocahontas was received with royal honor by the king and queen.
Pocahontas was buried in the chapel of the parish church in Gravesend, England.
www.incwell.com /Biographies/Pocahontas.html   (525 words)

Pocahontas died at the age of 22 and, barely fluent in English, never wrote or told her own story.
Pocahontas was allowed relative freedom within the settlement, and she began to enjoy her role in the relations between the colony and her people.
Pocahontas was finally sent ashore where she was reunited with two of her brothers, whom she told that she was treated well and that she was in love with the Englishman John Rolfe and wanted to marry him.
www.mayflowerfamilies.com /enquirer/pocahontas2.htm   (2039 words)

Pocahontas is considered not only one of the most influental broodmares of all time, but one of the most influential thoroughbreds of all time, male or female.
Pocahontas' dam was the good racemare Marpessa, winner of Newmarket's Nursery Stakes at age two, and at age three winner of Goodwood's Racing Stakes and of a match at Newmarket against the Oaks winner Vespa.
Pocahontas still had years to go as a productive broodmare, and her youngsters foaled after 1852 also had a major influence on the breed.
www.tbheritage.com /Portraits/Pocahontas.html   (2825 words)

Pocahontas, the Indian princess born around 1595 was the favorite daughter of the powerful chief, Powhatan, who ruled over an expansive area that included what we now know as Virginia.
Pocahontas is known for aiding the English in their attempts to settle the North American continent and for becoming one of the first Native Americans to be accepted and honored in Europe.
Pocahontas continued to help the Jamestown colony even after Smith returned to England in 1609 and after her father and the English were no longer on friendly terms.
www.aetv.com /class/bioproject/pocah_bio.html   (384 words)

 Pocahontas - Geography of Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pocahontas was a young woman, the daughter of Chief Powhatan.
Pocahontas was probably there to ensure the tribe recognized its obligations to her father.
Captain Samuel Argall carried Pocahontas back to Jamestown, and she was then assigned to Sir Thomas Dale's settlement at Henricus, on the south bank at the falls on the James River.
www.virginiaplaces.org /nativeamerican/poca.html   (1285 words)

Pocahontas was a member of the Algonquian group of Native Americans.One day the Pamunkey tribe brought a white man named John Smith to Powhatan's village.Chief Powhatan felt that danger might come from the white men living on his land.
Pocahontas thought the Indians should not be afraid of John Smith.
Pocahontas ran through the woods to warn Captain Smith of her father's plan.
www.mce.k12tn.net /indians/famous/pocahontas.htm   (703 words)

 Pocahontas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pocahontas is commonly referred to as an 'Indian princess' in contemporary and modern writing about her, however there is debate whether she actually merits the title or style of 'Princess'.
Pocahontas was the daughter of Wahunsunacock or Wahunsenacawh (spellings vary), chief or leader of the Native American confederation who are now known as the Powhatan.
Pocahontas was the namesake for one of the richest seams of bituminous coal ever found in Virginia and West Virginia, and the Pocahontas Land Company, a subsidiary of the Norfolk and Western Railway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pocahontas   (3776 words)

 Life and Legend of Pocahontas
Pocahontas was an Indian princess, the daughter of Powhatan, the powerful chief of the Algonkian Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia.
Pocahontas was eventually moved to a new settlement, Henrico, which was under the leadership of Sir Thomas Dale.
He finally decided to marry Pocahontas after she had been converted to Christianity, "for the good of the plantation, the honor of our country, for the glory of God, for mine own salvation..." Pocahontas was baptized, christened by the name Rebecca, and later married to John Rolfe on April 5, 1614.
www.nps.gov /colo/Jthanout/Pocahnts.html   (1219 words)

 Pocahontas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Chapman's selection of Pocahontas' entry into the Christian faith certainly falls within the boundaries of the Congressional mandate, but one wonders why he would choose this particular moment in her biography, especially since the most prominent portion of the mythology surrounding Powhatan's daughter involves her dramatic rescue of John Smith.
Hulme has argued that the artist's agenda is evident; by "shrewdly choosing the moment when European ritual symbolized her [Pocahontas] rejection of her own culture and her incorporation into the ranks of the saved," Chapman illustrates the submission of the native American to European religion and the birth of the doctrine of "manifest destiny" (170).
Upon examination of the primary figures in Chapman's mural, one immediately notices how Pocahontas is bathed in a divine spotlight that accentuates the immaculate white dress she wears as she kneels before the baptismal font.
www.lehigh.edu /~sat4/poca/pocahontas.htm   (3139 words)

Pocahontas was an Indian princess, the daughter of Powhatan, the powerful chief of the Algonquian Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia.
He finally decided to marry Pocahontas after she had been converted to Christianity, "for the good of the plantation, the honor of our country, for the glory of God, for mine own salvation..." Pocahontas was baptized, christened Rebecca, and later married John Rolfe on April 5, 1614.
In 1616 John Smith wrote that Pocahontas was "the instrument to pursurve this colonie from death, famine, and utter confusion." And Pocahontas not only served as a representative of the Virginia Indians, but also as a vital link between the native Americans and the Englishmen.
www.apva.org /history/pocahont.html   (1252 words)

 Kings Park Elementary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
After a while, Powhatan told Pocahontas that she was not allowed to visit the fort anymore because many settlers were coming to Jamestown and taking over his villages.
Pocahontas warned John Smith and he was able to escape before being attacked.
Before returning to Virginia, Pocahontas became sick with smallpox and died in England in 1617, at the age of 21.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /KingsParkES/technology/bios/pocahontas.htm   (365 words)

 Virtual Jamestown: Pocahontas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pocahontas had a long lasting relationship with the Jamestown settlers; she eventually married a colonist and traveled to England to promote interest in the colony.
Pocahontas did make an effort to learn the English language and she may have communicated directly with Smith at this early stage.
Pocahontas was an invaluable friend to the colonists; she empathized with their desperate conditions and attempted to provide aid in the forms of corn and fish.
www.virtualjamestown.org /Pocahontas.html   (1200 words)

 Gloucester County History: Pocahontas
In 1608, John Smith, one of the founders of the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, was captured by the Indians and brought to Pocahontas's village.
The site at which Pocahontas saved the captain has been variously placed Gloucester County; it is generally agreed that it did occur on the north bank of the York River near Werowocomoco.
Pocahontas traveled to England with her husband in 1616, where she was received as royalty.
www.co.gloucester.va.us /pocahon1.htm   (266 words)

 The Pocahontas Myth - Powhatan Renape Nation - the real story, not Disney's Distortion
Most scholars think the "Pocahontas incident" would have been highly unlikely, especially since it was part of a longer account used as justification to wage war on Powhatan's Nation.
In 1612, at the age of 17, Pocahontas was treacherously taken prisoner by the English while she was on a social visit, and was held hostage at Jamestown for over a year.
During Pocahontas' generation, Powhatan's people were decimated and dispersed and their lands were taken over.
www.powhatan.org /pocc.html   (681 words)

 Pocahontas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pocahontas had not been seen or heard of by the colonists since Smith's departure in October 1609.
While Pocahontas was in Jamestowne she was taught English ways and became the first Virginia Indian to convert to Christianity.
Pocahontas in London not only accustomed herself to civility but carried herself as the daughter of a King.
www.jamestowne.org /History4.htm   (722 words)

 PBS - Scientific American Frontiers:Dead Men's Tales:Pocahontas and Jamestown
Pocahontas- variously translated as "little wanton," or "favorite daughter" - allegedly had a soft-spot for the English settlers who arrived in her homeland.
But Pocahontas begged Powhatan not to kill the Englishman and, being her father's favorite, the chief obeyed his daughter and spared Smith.
But Smith did not give rise to what is perhaps the most widely held misconception about Pocahontas- that she and John Smith married.
www.pbs.org /saf/1203/features/pocahontas2.htm   (286 words)

 Lesson Plan - Pocahontas
Pocahontas was given the name of Matoaka, which means "Little Snow Feather." This was a name used only within the tribe because it was believed that if outsiders learned of the tribal name, harm would come to a person and to speak one's real name aloud was like opening a door to evil spirits.
Pocahontas was taken to an inn and a doctor was sent for, but it was too late and Pocahontas died.
Pocahontas was 21 at the time of her death.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-famous/poca.html   (1230 words)

 Disney Archives | "Pocahontas" Movie History
The adventurous young Indian woman Pocahontas, along with her constant companions, Meeko, a raccoon, and Flit, a hummingbird, visits Grandmother Willow, a counseling tree spirit, because she is uncertain about the path her life should take.
In begging her father, Chief Powhatan, to spare Smith's life, Pocahontas finds that her path in life is to be instrumental in establishing the early peace between the Jamestown settlers and her tribe.
Pocahontas and he part, each knowing their lives are richer for the love they share.
disney.go.com /vault/archives/movies/pocahontas/pocahontas.html   (386 words)

 Henrico County, Virginia -- Four Faces of Pocahontas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pocahontas forever influenced the history of the County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and America.
In 1608 Pocahontas may have saved Smith's life a second time with her warning that Powhatan again wanted him put to death.
While preparing to return to her native land, Pocahontas became ill and died at Gravesend, England, where she was buried.
www.co.henrico.va.us /manager/pokeypix.htm   (604 words)

 Pocahontas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pocahontas had never seen men with light skin and hairy faces before.
Pocahontas was known for her courage and kindness.
Pocahontas appears on the official seal of Henrico County in Virginia.
www.educationalsynthesis.org /famamer/Pocahontas/Poca-bio.html   (282 words)

 Pocahontas County Iowa Economic Devlopment
Pocahontas County was named in honor of Pocahontas, the Indian Princess of Virginia, and a daughter to Powhatan, for whom one of the townships of the county has been named.
Pocahontas, who became famous for her heroic intercession to save the life of Captain John Smith during the early history of Virginia later married colonist John Rolfe in 1613 or 1614.
The name of Pocahontas was suggested by Iowa Senator, John Howell of Jefferson County to Phineas M. Casady of Des Moines, who was a member of the Iowa Senate and was on the Senate Committee on New Counties.
www.pocahontas-county.com /communities/history.htm   (383 words)

 Pocahontas — FactMonster.com
Pocahontas, meaning “playful one” (her real name was said to be Matoaka), used to visit the English in Virginia at Jamestown.
In 1613, Pocahontas was captured by Capt. Samuel Argall, taken to Jamestown, and held as a hostage for English prisoners then in the hands of her father.
Pocahontas bore one son, Thomas Rolfe, who was educated in England, went (1640) to Virginia, and gained considerable wealth.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0839424.html   (271 words)

Step into the historic Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine; listen as guides explain the story of mining the famous Pocahontas Number Three coal, and how the hand-loading era of the industry slowly succumbed to mechanization, and how the coal produced the energy which made this country great.
The name Pocahontas was chosen in honor of the Indian princess who had saved the life of Captain John Smith.
Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum- When opened in 1938, it was the only exhibition mine in the nation.
www.wvweb.com /www/pocahontas_mine   (600 words)

Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, an important chief of the Algonquian Indians (the Powhatans) who lived in the Virginia region.
Her real name was "Matoaka." "Pocahontas" was a nickname meaning "playful" or "mischievous one." Pocahontas is most famous for reportedly saving the life of English Captain John Smith.
Throughout her short life (she died at the age of 22), however, she was important in other ways as well.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/pocahonta   (121 words)

 Pocahontas State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The area was renamed Pocahontas State Park and Pocahontas State Forest and was operated under a cooperative management arrangement with the Department of Forestry.
The park is named after Pocahontas, the famed daughter of Chief Powhatan, who was ruler over the tribes in the Powhatan Confederacy of the Algonquin Nation.
Pocahontas, known at the time of her death as Lady Rebecca Rolfe, died in London from an undetermined illness.
www.dcr.state.va.us /parks/pocahont.htm   (2327 words)

 Pocahontas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Although little is known with any certainty about Pocahontas, stories, images, poems, songs, and dramas have been produced on all levels of culture celebrating the Indian Princess.
As the facts concerning her history are scant, it may be helpful to review some of the key events of her life, ones that in resurface in the multivarious interpretations of her story.
Pocahontas captured by the English captain Samuell Argyll and used as a political pawn in his dealings with her father.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CAP/POCA/POC-home.html   (270 words)

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