Pocahontas

"Playful One"

Pocahontas The Powhatan Legend

  • Was born around 1595 in Werowocomoco, Virginia
  • Favorite daughter of Chief Powhatan
  • Names: Pocahontas, Matoaka, Amonute, and Rebecca Rolfe.
  • Was married to Kocoum before 1612
  • Best known for saving John Smith's life
  • Later married John Rolfe after being in captivity
  • Traveled to England with her son and husband
  • Was presented as a Native American princess in England
  • Died of pneumonia/tuberculosis on March 21,1617

The Life Of Pocahontas

“Pocahontas, the king's dearest daughter, got [my] head into her arms, and laid her own upon [mine] to save [me] from death.”