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In Her Words
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A man who was in love with Pocahontas, named John Rolfe. Rolfe carefully considered his position and wrote a lengthy letter to Governor Dale, setting out his desire to marry Pocahontas "for the good of the Plantacon, the honor of or Countrye, for the glorye of God, for myne owne salvacon." Governor Dale approved; so, when he was contacted, did Powhatan. The couple was married at Jamestown in April of 1614. Their marriage began the Peace of Pocahontas--a friendship between the English and Powhatan tribes that lasted for many years.
William Strachey, a Jamestown resident and official secretary and historian for the colony, called her "a well featured but wanton young girle".
John Smith said, "at the minute of my execution," he declared, Pocahontas "...hazarded the beating out of her own braines to save mine."
- "An illustration from John Smiths General History depicts Pocahontas saving him from execution at..." UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Ed. Laurie J. Edwards. 3rd ed. Vol. 1: Northeast, Subartic. Detroit: UXL, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 9 May 2016. This picture shows Pocahontas saving John Smith from what she thought was an execution. I got this off of Gale's website.
- "Pocahontas (1595-1617)." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 9 May 2016. This is a biography about Pocahontas and her purpose and what she did throughout history. This was one of my main sources which contained a lot of information.
- "An illustration from John Smiths General History depicts Pocahontas saving him from execution at..." UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. This encyclopedia explains the native American tribes and what they did and their rituals.
"Pocahontas." Notable Native Americans. Gale, 1995. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016. This book is about all the Native American people who made an impact on society.
"Pocahontas." Colonial America Reference Library. Ed. Peggy Saari and Julie L. Carnagie. Vol. 4: Biographies: Volume 2. Detroit: UXL, 2000. 257-265. U.S. History In Context. Web. 10 May 2016. This was a book with the colonial time and the main historians.
"Pocahontas." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 10 May 2016. This dictionary just explained the historical figures and their purpose for society.
"Pocahontas Saves John Smith: 1607." Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History. Ed. Jennifer Stock. Vol. 6: North America. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014. U.S. History In Context. Web. 10 May 2016. This short story just explained and focused on the event of when Pocahontas saved john Smith.
"Pocahontas." UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Vol. 6. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 1241-1242. U.S. History In Context. Web. 10 May 2016. This encyclopedia was for all of US history, and it was a great reference for quotes from and for her.
"Native American Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, trying to prevent her father from having the..." UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Vol. 7. Detroit: UXL, 2009. U.S. History In Context. Web. 10 May 2016. This encyclopedia was another encyclopedia for US history, which was really a big source for this project.
Perdue, Theda. "Columbus meets Pocahontas in the American South." Southern Cultures 3.1 (1997): 4+. Student Edition. Web. 10 May 2016. This was a journal that was written by Theda Perdue which was about when Pocahontas traveled and was captured.
Clausen, Christopher. "Between two worlds: the familiar story of Pocahontas was mirrored by that of a young Englishman given as a hostage to her father." The American Scholar 76.3 (2007): 80+. Student Edition. Web. 10 May 2016. This was another journal written by Christopher Clausen which contained some information from John Smiths journal and encounters and included it into his journal.