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Pocahontas

(c. 1595—1617) Algonquian Indian princess


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(c. 1595–1617),

American Indian princess, daughter of an Algonquian chief in Virginia. According to an English colonist, John Smith, Pocahontas rescued him from death at the hands of her father. In 1613 she was seized as a hostage by the English and she later married another colonist, John Rolfe. In 1616 she and her husband visited England, where she died.

Subjects: Literature — History.


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