Pocahontas

The Life Of The Very Brave Pocahontas By:Amber Janis

Introduction

Pocahontas helped the colonies in many different ways. Pocahontas helped John Smith because she couldn't stand to let her father kill yet another complete stranger to her father. Pocahontas helped the Jamestown colonists make peace between the Indians so they could help grow crow crops so there would be no fighting. Pocahontas lived deep in the woods with her tribe. But when she got captured by John Rolfe and his army of people, everything changed. She had to change her name to Rebecca and was forced to marry him and never to speak of her days with the tribe. These are just some of the reasons how Pocahontas helped many people in her life.

John Smith

John Smith

Pocahontas helped John Smith because she couldn't stand to let her father kill yet another complete stranger that has done no harm. She also helped him because she did not want war between her father/Indians and John Smith and his army. Whenever Pocahontas visited Jamestown, and John Smith was planing to go into the woods, she warned John of her fathers cruel plans. Between the years of 1614-1662 there was somewhat a friendship between the Powatan Indians and the English colonists. Pocahontas never really fell in love with John Smith but he had very strong feelings for her. Those are three of the reasons how Pocahontas helped John Smith.

Where she Lived

Pocahontas lived in the deep woods with her tribe led by her father. About 15 years after the land was found, it was taken over by the English Colonists. John Rolfe and his army captured her and took her back to England where she was thrown in prison for approximately 1 year. During her time in prison she changed her ways and converted to Christianity. After then she was taken out of prison and forced to marry John Rolfe and change her name to Rebecca. She was told that if she ever spoke of her days with the tribe in the woods that she would be hung. Pocahontas felt threatened and wanted no harm to come to her tribe so she obeyed John Rolfe's command's.

Jamestown

Pocahontas helped the Jamestown colonists by giving them food and water