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Po·ca·hon·tas(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.
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(Biography) original name Matoaka; married name Rebecca Rolfe. ?1595–1617, Native American, who allegedly saved the colonist Captain John Smith from being killed
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Po•ca•hon•tas(ˌpoʊ kəˈhɒn təs)
1595?–1617, American Indian woman, daughter of Powhatan.
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|Noun||1.||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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