Importance to American History
*Pocahontas is the favorite daughter of Wahunsenaca. Her mother is unknown.
*She also had 26 brothers and sisters but, they are all from her dads side.
*Her first husband was Kocoum a warrior in her tribe.
*Her second husband was an Englishman named John Rolfe.
*Her only child was Thomas Rolfe.
*Pocahontas' real name was Motoaka but goes by Pocahontas.
*Pocahontas means "playful one."
*Pocahontas changed her name to Rebecca when she became Christian.
*Captain John Smith and Pocahontas were only friends.
*Pocahontas would bring food to Jamestown when they needed it.
Important Life Events
*Pocahontas was captured by Englishmen For ransom.
*Pocahontas' father was going to kill John Smith 2 times but on both occasions Pocahontas interfered.
*Pocahontas became a celebrity.
*Pocahontas saved John Smith from execution.
*She also brought peace between Jamestown and the Indians for 8 years.
*She helped Spelman get to safety from her tribe.
*She prevented war by telling Smith there was a planned attack.
*Pocahontas help Jamestown from starvation.
Date of Birth/Death
*Pocahontas was born in about 1596.
*She died in 1617.
*Pocahontas died at the age of 22.
*She possibly died from Pneumonia or Tuberculosis.
*Pocahontas learned how to make clay pots, weave baskets and work in gardens.
*She also learned how to make clothing items from animal skin.
*The Englishmen taught her how to speak English.
*She also learned all the different types of edible berries.
*But in former school education she didn't have any.