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 (pō′kə-hŏn′təs) Originally Matoaka. 1595?-1617.
Powhatan princess who befriended the English colonists at Jamestown and is said to have saved Capt. John Smith from execution by her people. She married the colonist John Rolfe (1614) and later traveled to England, where she died.


(Biography) original name Matoaka; married name Rebecca Rolfe. ?1595–1617, Native American, who allegedly saved the colonist Captain John Smith from being killed


(ˌpoʊ kəˈhɒn təs)

1595?–1617, American Indian woman, daughter of Powhatan.
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Noun1.Pocahontas - a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)Pocahontas - a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)
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My great-great-great-gran'father en yo' great-great-great-great-gran'father was Ole Cap'n John Smith, de highest blood dat Ole Virginny ever turned out, en his great-great-gran'mother, or somers along back dah, was Pocahontas de Injun queen, en her husbun' was a nigger king outen Africa-- en yit here you is, a slinkin' outen a duel en disgracin' our whole line like a ornery lowdown hound
He is a genteel savage; but let us go down, and give the sachem his tea; for I suppose he is a descendant of King Philip, if not a grandson of Pocahontas.
I don't want them to think that we dress like savages," she replied, with a scorn that Pocahontas might have resented; and he was struck again by the religious reverence of even the most unworldly American women for the social advantages of dress.
Why, I've seen Kentuckians who hated whiskey, Virginians who weren't descended from Pocahontas, Indianians who hadn't written a novel, Mexicans who didn't wear velvet trousers with silver dollars sewed along the seams, funny Englishmen, spendthrift Yankees, cold-blooded Southerners, narrow- minded Westerners, and New Yorkers who were too busy to stop for an hour on the street to watch a one-armed grocer's clerk do up cranberries in paper bags.
The nearly 200-acre poultry plant complex site near Pocahontas, assembled in three buys totaling almost $1.
Invitation to Bid: Resurfacing two (2) tennis courts at riverside park and four (4) tennis courts at pocahontas park
Pocahontas Pocahontas My Sister My Sister Tammy Sloman Tammy Sloman name is Tammy Sloman.
The chap suggested I hang a right on Route 219 to traverse Pocahontas County if I really wanted to experience beauty.
In "Along The Pocahontas District" we are treated to a full-color, 1 hour and 32 minute DVD travelog and history of the double-tracked rail route through southern West Virginia along the Norfolk Southern mainline called the Pocahontas District.
The local Dollar Store sells coloring books that offer the story of Pocahontas in bold outlines.
As a child, Pocahontas knew the 17th-century English settlers in Virginia, and she became close to Captain John Smith, who had been adopted by her father.
Relationship Highlights New Understanding of Pocahontas on the Eve of Jamestown's 400th Anniversary