1596 ca1617, Ma
a Native American woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tsenacommacah, encompassing the Tidewater region of Virginia. In a well-known historical anecdote, she saved the life of a captive of the Native Americans, the Englishman John Smith, in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him. Many historians doubt the veracity of this story.
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John Gadsby Chapman
an American artist famous for Baptism of Pocahontas, which was commissioned by the United States Congress and hangs in the...
...the English in 1622 and 1644. He was the father of Pocahontas, who eventually converted to Christianity and married...
John Smith [2] based on a single event, his description of when Pocahontas saved his life from the hand of Powhatan.
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