4+Pocahantas

4+Pocahantas - Married Rolfe April 5, 1614 1/22/12 2 Sailed...

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1/22/12 1 c.1595–1616 Daughter of Chief Powhatan John Smith was taken captive in 1607 and brought to Werowocomoco, 12 miles from Jamestown Pocahantas (aged 10?) took his “head in her arms and laid her owne upon his to save him from death.” Probably part of a traditional ritual mock execution and salvation ceremony. Married Kokoum 1610 Capt. Samuel Argall abducted her and held her for ransom Returned to Jamestown April 1613 July 1613 met John Rolfe Was christened Rebecca
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Unformatted text preview: Married Rolfe April 5, 1614 1/22/12 2 Sailed to London 1616 Presented to King James I En route to Virginia, she was brought ashore at Gravesend At 22 she died from pneumonia or tuberculosis Her husband and son returned to Virginia Son, Thomas Rolfe b. January 30, 1615 d. 1675 Born at Smiths plantation in Jamestown Became a leader in the Powhatan tribe Today, a thousand descendants Alison Coudert Professor of Religious Studies UC Davis...
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