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26 Facts About Pocahontas
Pocahontas was captured and held for ransom by English colonists during hostilities in 1613.
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In 1616, the Rolfes travelled to London where Pocahontas was presented to English society as an example of the "civilized savage" in hopes of stimulating investment in the Jamestown settlement.
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Pocahontas's was buried in St George's Church, Gravesend, in England; her grave's exact location is unknown because the church was rebuilt after being destroyed by a fire.
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Pocahontas's is a subject of art, literature, and film; and many famous people have claimed to be among her descendants through her son, including members of the First Families of Virginia, First Lady Edith Wilson, American Western actor Glenn Strange, and astronomer Percival Lowell.
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The Mattaponi Reservation people are descendants of the Powhatans, and their oral tradition claims that Pocahontas's mother was the first wife of Powhatan and that Pocahontas was named after her.
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Pocahontas is frequently viewed as a princess in popular culture.
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Pocahontas's argues that its later revision and publication was Smith's attempt to raise his own stock and reputation, as he had fallen from favor with the London Company which had funded the Jamestown enterprise.
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Pocahontas's often went to the settlement and played games with the boys there.
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Pocahontas's capture occurred in the context of the First Anglo-Powhatan War, a conflict between the Jamestown settlers and the Natives which began late in the summer of 1609.
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Kocoum's identity, location, and very existence have been widely debated among scholars for centuries; the only mention of a "Kocoum" in any English document is a brief statement written about 1616 by William Strachey in England that Pocahontas had been living married to a "private captaine called Kocoum" for two years.
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Pocahontas's married John Rolfe in 1614, and no other records even hint at any previous husband, so some have suggested that Strachey was mistakenly referring to Rolfe himself, with the reference being later misunderstood as one of Powhatan's officers.
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Pocahontas was a pious man and agonized over the potential moral repercussions of marrying a heathen, though in fact Pocahontas had accepted the Christian faith and taken the baptismal name Rebecca.
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In early 1617, Smith met the couple at a social gathering and wrote that, when Pocahontas saw him, "without any words, she turned about, obscured her face, as not seeming well contented, " and was left alone for two or three hours.
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Pocahontas's is commemorated by a life-sized bronze statue in St George's Churchyard, by the American sculptor William Ordway Partridge.
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In 1907, Pocahontas was the first Native American to be honored on a US stamp.
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In July 2015, the Pamunkey Native tribe became the first federally recognized tribe in the state of Virginia; they are descendants of the Powhatan chiefdom of which Pocahontas was a member.
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Also, Pewewardy supports Green's idea of the Native princess with Pocahontas being presented as more human than her Native peers.
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Pocahontas is frequently depicted in popular culture in a manner that exemplifies the Pocahontas Perplex.
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