When two English colonists began trading with the Patawomec, they discovered Pocahontas' presence.
Several places and landmarks take their name from Pocahontas.
Her story became the source of much romantic myth-making in the centuries following her death, including the Disney movie Pocahontas and the recent Terrence Malick film The New World.
Whatever really happened, this encounter initiated a friendly relationship with Smith and the Jamestown colony, and Pocahontas would often come to the settlement and play games.
During a time when the colonists were starving, Pocahontas with her attendants brought Smith provisions that saved many of their lives.
According to Smith, when Pocahontas saw him "without any words, she turned about, obscured her face, as not seeming well contented" and was left alone for two or three hours.
During the year-long wait, Pocahontas was kept at Henricus, in modern-day Chesterfield County.
In 1608, Pocahontas is said to have saved Smith a second time.
Rebecca (the Christian name given to Pocahontas) and John Rolfe had only one child, Thomas Rolfe, who was born at Varina Farms before his parents left for England.
Subsequent images and reworkings of Pocahontas' story presented her as an emblem of the potential of Native American for being assimilated into European society.
The only contemporary portrait of Pocahontas is Simon Van de Passe's copperplate engraving of 1616.
Pocahontas (c. 1595 – March 21, 1617) was a Native American woman who married an Englishman, John Rolfe, and became a celebrity in London toward the end of her life.
Pocahontas' own feelings about Rolfe and the marriage are unknown.
Smith did not accept this form of address, since Pocahontas outranked him as "a King's daughter."
Pocahontas and Rolfe lived in the suburb of Brentford for some time.
Captain John Smith was living in London at the time, and in Plymouth, Pocahontas learned that he was still alive, but Smith did not meet Pocahontas at this point.
The English permitted Pocahontas to talk to her countrymen.
After her death, increasingly fanciful and romanticized representations of Pocahontas were produced.
Pocahontas' life has formed the basis of many legends.
During her stay in Henricus, Pocahontas met John Rolfe, who fell in love with her.
Matoaka means "Bright Stream Between the Hills"; Amonute has not been translated. According to the colonist William Strachey, "Pocahontas" was a childhood nickname that probably referred to her frolicsome nature; it meant "little wanton"; some interpret the meaning as "playful one".
Pocahontas was a Powhatan Native American woman, born around 1595, known for her involvement with English colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. In a well-known historical anecdote, she saved the life of Englishman John Smith, by placing her head upon his own at the moment of his execution.Apr 27, 2017
Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, an important chief of the Algonquian Indians (the Powhatans) who lived in the Virginia region. Her real name was "Matoaka." "Pocahontas" was a nickname meaning "playful" or "mischievous one." Pocahontas is most famous for reportedly saving the life of English Captain John Smith.
The character and the events she goes through are loosely based on the actual historical figure Pocahontas. Pocahontas, as the daughter of a Native American paramount chief of the Powhatan paramountcy, is the first American Disney Princess. Pocahontas is also the first Disney Princess to have two love interests.