Pocahontas (c. 1595 – March 21, 1617), later known as Rebecca Rolfe, was a Virginia Indian chief’s daughter notable for having assisted colonial settlers at Jamestown, America. She converted to Christianity and married the English settler John Rolfe. After they traveled to London, she became famous in the last year of her life. She was a daughter of Wahunsunacawh, better known as Chief or Emperor Powhatan (to indicate his primacy), who headed a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tidewater region of Virginia (called Tenakomakah by the Powhatan). These tribes made up what is known as the Powhatan Chiefdom and spoke a language of the Algonquian family.

Pocahontas went on to have a son, Thomas Rolfe, at the age of 20 but then died a couple of years after.

Disney’s portrail of Pocahontas shows a romance between her and John Smith as she teaches him to care for the land and nature. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been proved to be correct and the only known romances of Pocahontas were Kocoum and John Rolfe.

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