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Title: Will the real Pocahontas please stand up


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Will the real Pocahontas please stand up?
1595?-
1617
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Images of Pocahontas throughout history
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Story books statues
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The most recent images of Pocahontas
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Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the
chief of an Algonkian confederacy of Virginia
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Powhatan Confederacy
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  • Pocahontas was actually her nickname, which meant
    playful one
  • Her real name was Matoaka

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  • Fighting between her people and the European
    settlers at Jamestown led to the capture of John
    Smith

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  • In 1624, John Smith wrote book, claiming
  • that Pocahontas had saved him from
  • execution while he was held prisoner by her tribe

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  • Today, we know that is was probably not true
  • Historians believe that she was participating in
    a ceremony and only pretended to save John Smith
  • She was not in love with John Smith instead she
    married a man named John Rolfe

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  • In 1614, Pocahontas married tobacco farmer, John
    Rolfe, to create peace between her people and
    English

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She moved to England, she became a Christian (her
name was changed to Rebecca), and she had a
child, Thomas Rolfe
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She met the King and Queen of England and was
treated like royalty
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  • Because she was famous, she had an engraving
    done.
  • This is the only from life portrait of Pocahontas

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She was buried in a churchyard in Gravesend,
England. She was 22 years old. 
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How can inaccurate media portrayals of Pocahontas
affect peoples view of American Indians?
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