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Pocket Bios: Pocahontas


Amanda Morgan


Pocahontas of the Native American Powhatan tribe was born around 1595 in what is now Virginia. When Pocahontas was eleven years old, English men came and started a colony called Jamestown. Pocahontas was able to help the foreigners and her tribe communicate so they could borrow supplies and keep the peace. Unfortunately, that peace didn’t last forever. In 1610, there was a war between them and Pocahontas was kidnapped. While captive, she learned English and met a man named John Rolfe. Eventually she married him, which brought some peace in the land. After a life of promoting peace between her tribe and the English men, Pocahontas died in England.