History's HEROES? Dated 1595 - 1617

Pocahontas

Created by

Jacy E

Location

Werowocomoca, Virginia
Place of birth

Achievements

  • She took a risk and save the colonist, John Smith, from her father executing him.
  • She kept peace between the colonists and her tribe.
  • Learn how to live like the English, and how to speak like them.

Characteristics

  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Altruistic (puts other first e.g. risks or gives life for others)
  • Visionary (has far reaching ideas)
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Wise
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Just and fair minded

Quotations

"All must die. 'Tis enough that the child liveth" - Pocahontas

A Native American girl who saved John Smith, a colonist.

Pocahontas is a Native American girl who is known for her involvement with the English settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, she saved John Smith, an Englishman. She was about 11 when she put her head on his own at his execution, and that's what saved him.

Pocahontas was born with the name Matoaka, known as Amonute and later known as Rebecca Rolfe after marrying John Rolfe. Pocahontas is a nickname that means "the naughty one" or "playful one.â" She was the daughter of a Powhatan leader, her mother's identity is unknown. She was one of her father's favorite children, English narratives would remember her as a princess but she was a pretty typical native girl. She kept peace between the colonists and her tribe. She was captured while visiting a different village by Samuel Argall and was taken prisoner to Jamestown. John Rolfe fell in love with Pocahontas and they were married in 1614. In 1616 she was invited to England, she was treated as a princess and she met King James I and Queen Anne. Early in 1617 she became ill while in the village at Gravesend, Pocahontas died from a disease and was buried in Gravesend Church. Her only child, Thomas Rolfe, was educated in England but then later returned to Virginia.

Life in Pocahontas's world

She was different from other girls because she learned how to perform what was women's work. She had to learn how to find food, plants that were edible, and firewood. She had to learn how to farm and build thatched houses. As she grew up she contributed to feasts and other celebrations.

Was Pocahontas a Hero?

Things you might not know about Pocahontas

Three things that some people might not know about Pocahontas are, she had about 25 brothers and sisters, but she was her father's favorite child, she was known for being a tomboy and playing with the boys and spent her free time doing what they were doing and she was around 11 years old when she met John Smtih and saved him.
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