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Pocahontas Facts

Algonquin Indian Pocahontas


Pocahontas was a Native American Indian who was the daughter of the well-respected Algonquin Indian Chief Powhatan. She was born in Virginia around 1595 during a time when it was common for tribe members to have several names. She was also known as Matoax ("Little Snow Feather") and later on as Amonute. It is not known who her mother was or what happened to her, although some historians believed she died in childbirth. Pocahontas is famous for her heroic acts in aiding the colonists at Jamestown. She eventually went on to marry colonist, John Rolfe. She went on an extended trip to England with her husband where she later died at the young age of 22. The information provided below highlights some interesting facts about the life of this famous Native American Indian.

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