Essay about American History: Pocahontas

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In sixteenth century, a lot of Indians migrated to states all over America. There were many wars between Indians and white men at that time. A prominent figure who was among representative of the Indians brought friendly relations with white settlers was Pocahontas. She was Powhatan Indian woman who befriended the settlers and married John Rolfe, the Jamestown settler, Virginia. In my opinion, Pocahontas was a compassionate little girl, a peaceful ambassador and a typical Christian Indian woman.
Pocahontas was extremely gracious and mild girl. She helped the settlers out of famine, disease and Indian attacks. Sometimes, she bore some foods to aid the hard-pressed settlers. I think Pocahontas was invaluable friend to the colonists; she not …show more content…

In this circumstance, Pocahontas was also known as a heroine. She broke the rule of her father when she saved and became friends with the colonist. She was not fearful while they were able to take advantage of her anytime. Otherwise, they could set a trap so that Pocahontas fell into it. She was really calm and enthusiastic; she did not think about complicated affairs which might fare badly. I admired her to be brave woman, but she’d better have a think before her decision. Because helping people is meaningful, sometimes it is made to betray us. So I always consider before helping someone if I do not know who they are. Eventually, Pocahontas was kind-hearted, tolerant and open-minded Indian woman. She deserved a heroine that everyone ought to follow.
At that time, Pocahontas also symbolize a piece of peace, she blew fresh atmosphere into oppressive space in Jamestown. She had fallen in love with John Rolfe – a successful tobacco planter in Jamestown. In the spring of 1613, English Captain Argall took Pocahontas hostage, hoping to use her to negotiate a permanent peace with her father. During her captivity, Pocahontas met the colonist John Rolfe. After falling in love with each other, they married with the approval of Powhatan. The marriage of Pocahontas and Rolfe was a political alliance that came at hard time in the colony’s history. The wedding began eight years of

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