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Subject: Excerpt Of History
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:48:59 EDT
March 21, 1617 Gravesend, Kent, England
" Although the Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan, saved Capt.
John Smith(which today is highly doubted)from beheading, she married another
English colonist, John Rolfe. They traveled to England, where they were
received by King James 1 and Queen Anne. The Rolfes were about to return to
Virginia when Pocahontas contracted smallpox and died at 22. She was buried at
Gravesend. Rolfe returned to the New World and was killed in 1622 in an Indian
attack led by his uncle in law.
Pocahontas's only child, Thomas Rolfe, was educated in England but lived in
Virginia, where he left many descendants. The princess's name was actually
Matoaka. Pocahontas was a nickname meaning playful."