Whatever the true facts of this story, the ultimate price was hers to pay as she died at a very young age and all she wanted was peace for her people as well as the English.
Pocahontas Fact Sheet: Who was Pocahontas? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Pocahontas.
PocahontasFact File Biography: Lifespan: 1595 - 1617 *** Full Name: Matoaka, also known as Amonute and later Rebecca Rolfe *** Nickname: Pocahontas *** Occupation: She was the daughter of Chief Powhatan *** Date of Birth: Pocahontas was born in around 1595 *** Place of Birth: Pocahontas was born in Werowocomoco, known today as Gloucester County, Virginia, USA *** Family background: Her father was Powhatan the paramount chief of Tsenacommacah, their custom was that the chief would pick a girl to become his wife, she would bear him a child, the child would remain and be brought up with the father and the mother would be returned to her village where the chief supported her until she married *** Early life and childhood: She grew up in her fatherís village and taught how to perform tasks such as food foraging, collecting firewood, and such plant materials used for building houses of thatch and surrounded by family *** Education: Pocahontas would have been educated as befitted her station usually considered womenís work ***
Pocahontas Fact 1: Pocahontas
was born in approximately 1595 and
during the 16th century period in
history when Portugal and Spain were
exploring the oceans of the world
and colonizing new lands.
Pocahontas Fact 3: The custom
when naming their children was a
very personal event. The child could
be given several names each with a
different meaning or for different
occasions. They could be given
secret names and more than one name.
Pocahontas Fact 8: Food from the Indian tribe was exchanged for goods from the English.
Pocahontas Fact 9: The unrest developed when food supplies became short for the Indian people because of a drought but the English were demanding more and more food and the Indianís were having to refuse.
Pocahontas Fact 10: Pocahontas had married within her tribe it is thought someone she loved and who her father approved.
Pocahontas Fact 11: Because
the situation between the Indians
and the English was deteriorating,
the English Captain Argall decided
to have Pocahontas kidnapped in
order to force her father to give
them more food.
Pocahontas Fact 15: There are also various versions of her story and not one can say definitively which is true. One version is that she accompanied her husband on a trip back to England and died en route. Another is that the trip was successful and once in England she was introduced into society and even met King James I and Queen Anne. The couple then toured the country before settling in Brentford when she encountered John Smith again.
Pocahontas Fact 16: Pocahontas and her husband finally made the trip to return to American but on the opening stages of the journey before actually taking ship, she became ill and died.
Pocahontas Fact 17: She died
in Gravesend in Kent, England and
her body laid to rest in St Georgeís
Church on March 21st 1617. It is
estimated she was around twenty one
years of age.
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