Pocahontas

  • Pocahontas's Birth

    Pocahontas's Birth
    Pocahontas is born! The daughter of Chief Powhatan does not have a distinguished date but historians agree the year is 1595. She was given the name Matoaka, but later given the pet name of "Pocahontas" meaning "playful one" or "my favorite daughter".
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    The Life Of Pocahontas

    A timeline following the events of the Native American Princess, Pocahontas.
  • Growing Up

    Growing Up
    Growing up, Pocahontas lived a privileged lifestyle, being the chiefs daughter. But, she was still taught womens' work. It was harsh and taxing work, but it was equal to mens' and was very important. She would wear little clothing and learn how to do things like cook, farm, gather firewood, and differentiate edible foods.
  • John Smith Arrives

    John Smith Arrives
    When Pocahontas was eleven, englishmen ventured America. In the winter of 1607, Captin John Smith was captured by Powhatan's brother, Opechancanough. He was to be executed until Pocahontas stopped the execution. Eventually, the Chief resolved issues with the Powhatans, but those relationships soon deteriorate.
  • Pocahontas is Captured

    Pocahontas is Captured
    At the age of 17, Pocahontas was kidnapped by Sir Samuel Argall. She was held for randsom and was wanted to be used as leverage in hopes of bribing her father Powhatan into returning English captives.
  • Pocahontas's Conversion to Christianity

    Pocahontas's Conversion to Christianity
    A minister named Alexander Whitaker helped instruct Pocahontas to Christianity. He baptized her with a new Chrisitan name "Rebecca". He helped to improve her English with the Bible and English culture.
  • Pocahontas Year in Captivity

    Pocahontas Year in Captivity
    When Pocahontas was taken into captivity, she was allowes to write letters to her friends and family. This happened when violence broke out between the English and Powhatans. Ironically, Pocahontas told her family that she preffered to stay among the English and their culture.
  • Pocahontas Gives Birth

    Pocahontas Gives Birth
    On January 30, 1614, after Pocahontas married John Rolfe, Pocahontas gave birth to her son Thomas Rolfe. The marraige and birth gave peace between the Powhatans and the English.
  • Pocahontas Marries

    Pocahontas Marries
    Pocahontas had visited John Smith many times in Jamestown, bringing things like gifts to honor her father. John Smith had to return to England after being injured during feuds, John Rolfe came to Jamestown in 1610. John Rolfe had made a big market with tobacco and a negotiation of peace between the English and Powhatans was to be made. Eventually, Pocahontas had fallen in love with Rolfe, and they married on April 5, 1614. Pocahontas was 19 and Rolfe was 29
  • Pocahontas's Buisness Trips

    Pocahontas's Buisness Trips
    Pocahontas was one of the first Natives to travel to England on buisness. When she went with her husband and son to England, she met Queen Ann and King James. She told stories about England to Americans. She eventually became very well liked and known among the English.
  • Pocahontas and Personal Life

    Pocahontas and Personal Life
    Pocahontas attended many fancy events such as The Twelfth Night and various balls. She and her family Heacham in Norfolk as tradition. Her son was also raised in England, but moved to Virginia where he later had many children.
  • Pocahontas Returns

    Pocahontas Returns
    After spending several months in England, John Rolfe and Pocahontas decided to return to the states to carry on with life. Unfortunatly, Pocahontas died, either of teburculosis or pneumonia while on the ship.
  • Pocahontas Dies

    Pocahontas Dies
    On her way home from England, Pocahontas becomes deathly ill and unfortunately dies at the young age of 22, accomplishing a lifetime. She passed away March of 1617 in Gravesend, UK.