Pocahontas

The Princess of Bravery

Introduction

"I want to help my people." says Pocahontas. This shows how remarkable Pocahontas was. Pocahontas helped John Smith because she thought that talking instead of fighting was better for the Powhatan tribe and the settlers. Pocahontas helped the Jamestown colonists by giving them food and water, putting peace between the different kinds. Pocahontas' woods were taken over by English settlers. John Smith was in the colony and fell in love with Pocahontas, but she didn't love him back. Later she married John Rolfe, a Jamestown colonist. Pocahontas was a great woman, saving John Smith once, maybe twice. She also helped the Jamestown colonists surive. Without her, they would have shredded to pieces.

John Smith

Pocahontas helped John Smith because she didn't want any hurt people in her tribe or any hurt colonists. When Pocahontas visited Jamestown and John Smith she warned John about her father's plans. 1614 to 1622 there was a truce between the colonists and the Powhatan Indians. Pocahontas saved John Smith by placing her head on his at the moment of his execution. I think what Pocahontas did was right. She saved a lot of people from death.
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Helping the Jamestown colonists

Pocahontas helped the Jamestown colonists by giving them food and water and making peace between her tribe and the colonists. The population of the Jamestown settlers dwindled as colonists died of starvation and disease. Pocahontas helped them live through these rough times. Without Pocahontas many Jamestown settlers would have died. The Jamestown settlers considered Pocahontas as their celebrity. Pocahontas was very brave to help the Jamestown colonists. Especially when her father, the king of Powhatan Indians, didn't't like them.
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Pocahontas' marriage

John Smith fell in love with Pocahontas at first sight. Pocahontas liked John Smith but not enough to marry him. Many people think that John Smith and Pocahontas loved each other and got married. But no. Pocahontas was forced to marry John Rolfe. She was captured on one of her trips to England and turned into a Christian. Pocahontas changed her name to Rebecca Rolfe. John Rolfe and Pocahontas had a baby named Thomas Rolfe. Pocahontas never deserved to be forced to marry John Rolfe . Some people say she decided to marry him but it wasn't even close to that!
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Pocahontas as Rebecca Rolfe

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John Rolfe

Conclusion

Pocahontas was an fantastic woman. What she did was very right. If Pocahontas didn't help the Jamestown colonists, then who knows what would have happened. It was so cool what she did. John Rolfe was a horrible man doing what he id to Pocahontas. Pocahontas should have been a free woman to pick whoever she wanted to marry.