Pocahontas

By: Hailey Potter

Birth and Death

Pocahontas was born in 1595 in Werowocomoco (Eastern Virginia) to the powerful tribal leader Powhatan. She was one of as many as one hundred children. Pocahontas, however, was said to be Powhatan’s favorite. Powhatan was the chief of the Algonquian Indians in the Virginia area. Pocahontas’s real name was Matoaka. Through the years Pocahontas only lived up to 21 years of age, she died March 1617 in Gravesend, Untied Kingdom, she died of a range of diseases; smallpox, dnemonia, and tuberculosis.

Childhood and Family

She was the favorite daughter of a powerful Indian chief. She was accustomed to traveling with servants, but on bitterly cold nights in 1609, she walked, she has no transportation. Her father, Powhatanmanatowick of Powhatan confederacy is in Eastern Virginia. Pocahontas's mother Nonoma Winanuske Matatiske's, she lived among the Powhatans serving as an interpreter, noted chief Powhatan has many wives. Each wife has to give at least one child to the chielf.

Accocomplishments

One of Pocahontas's accomplishments was that she saved the life of John Smith, therefore reuniting Native American/colonist relationship. When smith was fixing to 'get his brains beat out" from the Indian tribes. Pocahontas put her arms around his head, and laid down her own life to save him from death. she also helped the English settle in Jamestown, Virginia.

Contribution To Change

Through the years when Pocahontas was learning English, a minister Alexander Whitaker instructed Pocahontas in Christ. This also helps her with English through reading the Bible. Whitaker baptized Pocahontas with a new Christian name; Rebecca.

Education

she didn't learn from books, but she did learn woman tasks, farming, gathering food , and other resources.

Important life Events

  • saving John smith in 1607
  • Helped the English settle in Jamestown, Virginia; she brought supplies and food to the English, she went behind her own tribes back to help the English colonies.