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Title: Pocahontas


1
Pocahontas
  • Pocahontas (c. 1595 March 21 1617) was a Native
    American woman She was a daughter of
    Wahunsunacock. Her formal names were Matoaka (or
    Matoika) and Amonute, Pocahontas was a nickname
    referring to her playful nature.

2
John Smith
  • John Smith, was born in England on January 9 1580
  • He was the Captain of the first settlers in
    Jamestown, Virginia.
  • John Smith was captured by the local tribes who
    condemned him to death. He was saved by
    Pocahontas.

3
Chief powhatan
  • Chief Powhatan Wahunsunacock, was the leader of
    the Powhatan, a powerful tribe of Native
    Americans speaking an Algonquian language, who
    lived where is now Tidewater, Virginia at the
    time of the first English-Native encounters. He
    was Pocahontass father.

4
John Rolfe
  • John Rolfe 1585-1622 was one of the early English
    settlers of North America. He is credited with
    the first successful cultivation of tobacco in
    the Colony of Virginia and is known as the
    husband of Pocahontas.

5
Pocahontas in England
  • Two years later Rolfe took Pocahontas and their
    son Thomas to England. The arrival of Pocahontas
    in London was well publicized. She was presented
    to King James I, the royal family, and the rest
    of the best of London society.

6
Pocahontass death
  • In March 1617, while preparing to return to her
    native land, Pocahontas became ill.The nature of
    her illness is unknown. Yet, Pocahontas had
    suffered from the pollution in London, she may
    have died of pneumonia or tuberculosis.
  • She died at Gravesend, England where she was
    buried.

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