Pocahontas Personality

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Although Pocahontas, daughter of a chief , she was a helpful and caring person to the Englishman. Pocahontas’ tribe called the English people tassantassas. Pocahontas was part of a Algonquian-speaking tribe. Pocahontas’ real name was actually Matoaka or Motowaka. People believe that Pocahontas’ name means “Little Snow Feather”.She was born in 1596 in Werowocomoco(in Virginia). She was the daughter of Chief Powhatan. Chief Powhatan ruled and watched over fourteen million people. He produced about eighty percent of the tribe’s food. Her mother is unknown, because Chief Powhatan followed the tradition of choosing his wife and sends her back her back to the village when she gives him her first child. Then he chooses another wife from the village. Chief Powhatan had more than a hundred wives and dozens of children. So Pocahontas spent her first four…show more content…
Pocahontas married John Rolfe. John Rolfe was a 28 year old widower. John Rolfe lost his wife and infant daughter a couple years before. John Rolfe was a successful tobacco farmer and seller. John Rolfe and Pocahontas met in a church for the first time. They started spending time together at the parsonage. John Rolfe helped Pocahontas with her prayers. John Rolfe’s feelings were deepening for Pocahontas. So he decided to marry Pocahontas. John Rolfe wrote a letter to the governor (Sir Thomas Dale) basking permission to marry Pocahontas. In his letter he mentioned,”It is Pocahontas, to whom my hearty and best thoughts are, and have been a long time so entangled, and enthralled in so intricate a labyrinth.” (taken from the book, “Pocahontas A Life in Two Worlds” by Victoria Jones) Pocahontas’ father(Chief Powhatan)did not attend the wedding which took place on April 5,1614. Pocahontas had to get baptized indicating that she renounces her Native American heritage and accept the Christian faith. Her name was then changed to
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