The Story of Pocahontas

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Pocahontas | The Colours of the Wind | The History of and Biography of Pocahontas

“All must die. But ‘tis enough that my child liveth.” It is believed that Those words, were the last that were spoken by Pocahontas as she lay on her death bed in Gravesend, Kent March 1617.

Pocahontas was born around the year 1595, she was the daughter of the powerful Chief Powhatan, Ruler of the Powhatan tribal nation. She is a folk icon, and her life has been immortalised in literature, art, music and film. One of the most famous being – Disney’s animated classic Pocahontas.

Pocahontas was a brave soul, she helped keep peace and bring together two peoples, but to understand her life’s story we must turn back the clocks of time and venture into the distant past.

This is the story of Pocahontas and one of my family connections to one of histories most endearing characters. We are cousins by marriage, distant in-laws, and although the connection is by far a distant one, it is a still a bright star that glares out from the very pages of mine and Yhana’s family history.

Pocahontas Matoaka At Birth Pocahontas was named Amonute and went by the name Matoaka. Her namesake Pocahontas, was supposedly a nickname she earned – It means “playful one,” because of her happy, inquisitive nature.

Even though Pocahontas was the daughter of Chief Powhatan, and had more luxuries than many of her peers, she still had to learn so-called women’s work such as farming, cooking, building a house, making clothes, and tanning hides. –

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