Pocahontas

The story of Pocahontas, the beloved daughter of Powhatan, has been enjoyed by schoolchildren for generations. Stories handed down in books and Disney's largely fictionalized version of the maiden have made her famous and larger than life. This category is to separate fact from fiction about Pocahontas, Powhatan, John Rolfe and, of course, John Smith.

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History of Writing
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Pocahontas

How did Pocahontas affect US history?

She found a way to make peace with the newly arrived Europeans.

MORE The story we know is not true. Actually the colonist landed in an area of 14,000 Native Americans and in the worse land in the area. Powhatan pretty much left them alone. I think he figured that they would die from the bad water and disease . He was fairly right. Within 6 months there were only 34 men left alive of the 104 who came. It wasn't until after his death that the brother of Powhatan attacked the colony. The story about Smith is also not true. He did NOT save Jamestown. He was only there a very few months and he lied about his contribution to the settlement in a book he wrote several years later. He also made up the story about Pocahontas and she died young so couldn't refute his story. The man who did save Jamestown was the husband of Pocahontas and gave tobacco seeds to the colony. That was John Rolfe.

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Benjamin Franklin
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How did the early life of benjamin franklin influence his beliefs and actions?

What strongly influenced his actions is his love for books. He read everything within his reach.He also developed a love for writing which lead him to question religion. He akso gained great confidence to pursue anything when people greatly commended his composititions in the newspaper.

fatness and cheesy butt

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Will Smith

Who is Ebbe Roe Smith married to?

Lisa Sanman-Smith

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What is the center of dispute between Powhatan's and colonists?

The story we know is not true. Actually the colonist landed in an area of 14,000 Native Americans and in the worse land in the area. Powhatan pretty much left them alone. I think he figured that they would die from the bad water and disease . He was fairly right. Within 6 months there were only 34 men left alive of the 104 who came. It wasn't until after his death that the brother of Powhatan attacked the colony. The story about Smith is also not true. He did NOT save Jamestown. He was only there a very few months and he lied about his contribution to the settlement in a book he wrote several years later. He also made up the story about Pocahontas and she died young so couldn't refute his story. The man who did save Jamestown was the husband of Pocahontas and gave tobacco seeds to the colony. That was John Rolfe.

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What was Werowocomoco?

Werowocomoco was where Pocahontas lived.

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Colonial America
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Captain John Smith

How did Captain John Smith start the no work no eat policy?

No. He was not near NY.The story we know is not true. Actually the colonist landed in an area of 14,000 Native Americans and in the worse land in the area. Powhatan pretty much left them alone. I think he figured that they would die from the bad water and disease . He was fairly right. Within 6 months there were only 34 men left alive of the 104 who came. It wasn't until after his death that the brother of Powhatan attacked the colony. The story about Smith is also not true. He did NOT save Jamestown. He was only there a very few months and he lied about his contribution to the settlement in a book he wrote several years later. He also made up the story about Pocahontas and she died young so couldn't refute his story. The man who did save Jamestown was the husband of Pocahontas and gave tobacco seeds to the colony. That was John Rolfe.

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What was Pocahontas kids named?

pocahontas sons name is Thomas

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History of England
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What happened to the captured colors after Naseby?

The Colours and Standards captured at Naseby were taken to London where, in the customary way, they were paraded through the streets as a celebration of the victory (a similar thing happened after Blenheim, Ramillies, etc. etc.). There is a contemporary account of this in a newspaper in the Thomason Tract collection entitled 'The Manner How Prisoners are to be Brought into the City of London this Present Saturday being the 21. oif June, 1645' (TT E288.45). What happened to the colours after that is uncertain but it seems likely that they were hung up in Westminster Hall, where Parliament sat and where previous trophies had been taken, and that they stayed there until 1660 when, shortly before the King was due to enter London, it was decided it would be a good idea for them to be taken down. Where they went then is a mystery although many years ago I recall talking to Lawson Nagel who suggested that they had probably gone to the College of Heralds and that maybe, just maybe, somewhere in the College's records is a mention of them. I hope that this helps Stephen Ede-Borrett

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What were Pocahontas profession?

No profession. The story we know is not true. Actually the colonist landed in an area of 14,000 Native Americans and in the worse land in the area. Powhatan pretty much left them alone. I think he figured that they would die from the bad water and disease . He was fairly right. Within 6 months there were only 34 men left alive of the 104 who came. It wasn't until after his death that the brother of Powhatan attacked the colony. The story about Smith is also not true. He did NOT save Jamestown. He was only there a very few months and he lied about his contribution to the settlement in a book he wrote several years later. He also made up the story about Pocahontas and she died young so couldn't refute his story. The man who did save Jamestown was the husband of Pocahontas and gave tobacco seeds to the colony. That was John Rolfe.

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Did Captain Really Mary Pocahontas?

Captain John Smith did not marry Pocahontas. Pocahontas was forced to marry John Rolfe, and had to come to London with him when he left Jamestown. She died by age 21.

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Captain John Smith

Who was john smith married to?

He didn't marry

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Who was Pocahontas'?

Pocahontas (c. 1595 - March 21, 1617), later known as Rebecca Rolfe, was a Virginia Indian chief's daughter notable for having assisted colonial settlers at Jamestown. She converted to Christianity and married the English settler John Rolfe. After they traveled to London, she became famous in the last year of her life. She was a daughter of Wahunsunacawh, better known as Chief or Emperor Powhatan (to indicate his primacy), who headed a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tidewater region of Virginia (called Tenakomakah by the Powhatan). These tribes made up what is known as the Powhatan Chiefdom and spoke a language of the Algonquian family.

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College Basketball
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How many white players played under John Thompson Sr at Georgetown?

Mike Stokes, Bill Thomas, Craig Esherick, Mike MacDermott, Jeff Bullis, David Blue, Terry Fenlon, Emmet Fitzgerald, David Dunn (transferred to Alabama), Brian Kelly, Vladimir Bosanac, Mike Sabol (transferred to American), and Brendan Gaughan were all Caucasian players under scholarship during John Thompson Sr.'s (JT) tenure at Georgetown. Actually during the 1970s, several Caucasian basketball players were quite prominent and even had starting roles when JT was coach. Mike Stokes was part of the first recruiting class (Class of 1976) under JT. He had significant playing time and showed a lot of promise during his freshman year, but I do not know what happened afterwards. Other Caucasian players including Thomas, Esherick, MacDermott, and Bullis also had significant playing time either as starters or important role players during the 70s. It was during the 1980s that JT apparently stopped using white basketball players. He did recruit a few though (including Danny Ferry and Rex Chapman) but they went elsewhere. That was when the perception was created that JT was allegedly a racist who refused to utilize white players. He didn't have a single Caucasian player on scholarship from 1984 until the end of the 80s. During the early 1990s, JT had several Caucasian players on the roster, but most were benchwarmers and only Brian Kelly had a significant role. Afterwards, JT again stopped using Caucasian players and through most of the 1990s, there was not a single Caucasian player on Georgetown's basketball team (not even as a walk-on or benchwarmer). Source: http://www.hoyabasketball.com/rosters/bb-recruits.htm

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What year did Pocahontas have her son Thomas?

in 1614

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Native American History
Pocahontas
Captain John Smith

How did Pocahontas saved captain john smith?

The story we know is not true. Actually the colonist landed in an area of 14,000 Native Americans and in the worse land in the area. Powhatan pretty much left them alone. I think he figured that they would die from the bad water and disease . He was fairly right. Within 6 months there were only 34 men left alive of the 104 who came. It wasn't until after his death that the brother of Powhatan attacked the colony. The story about Smith is also not true. He did NOT save Jamestown. He was only there a very few months and he lied about his contribution to the settlement in a book he wrote several years later. He also made up the story about Pocahontas and she died young so couldn't refute his story. The man who did save Jamestown was the husband of Pocahontas and gave tobacco seeds to the colony. That was John Rolfe.

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Captain John Smith

Who was Captain John Smith?

Captain SirJohn Smith (c. January 1580-June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, sailor, and author. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Native American girl Pocahontas during an altercation with the Powhatan Confederacy and her father, Chief Powhatan. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay.

he found Virginia

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Did the Collins name change to Callan when they moved to the north of England?

My Great Grandfather Mathew Callan moved to Durham ( Kelloe area) from Ireland as a child. After much searching we found that on his marriage certificate he was a Collin(s) as was his father also Mathew. Immediately after he either changed his name to Callan or the Registrar misheard him re his marriage certificate. Throughout his life he was called Callan as were all of his children and are still through the generations. I'm afraid I don't know of any link to Micheal Collins. Mathew was married in 1871 to (Mary )Jane Stones. Wonder if your family is the same Best wishes Chrys Callan

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What are interesting facts about Pocahontas?

  1. She was the daughter of Chief Powhatan.
  2. She was the wife of John Rolfe.
  3. Her name was changed after her marriage to Rebecca.
  4. Her son's name was Thomas.
  5. She was taken to England to meet the monarchy by her husband.
  6. She died in England of tuberculosis.
  7. John Smith was a good friend of hers.
  8. She returned to America often to visit her family.
  9. She was taken hostage by European settlers so her people wouldn't attack.
  10. She was an early example of a heroine, who used non-violent tactics to bring two opposing groups of people together.
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How I Met Your Mother

Have you ever met Kyle Burke?

Because I said so

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When did John Rolfe marry Pocahontas?

They were married in 1614.

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How was Pocahontas important to the survival of Jamestown settlers?

She isn't .The story we know is not true. Actually the colonist landed in an area of 14,000 Native Americans and in the worse land in the area. Powhatan pretty much left them alone. I think he figured that they would die from the bad water and disease . He was fairly right. Within 6 months there were only 34 men left alive of the 104 who came. It wasn't until after his death that the brother of Powhatan attacked the colony. The story about Smith is also not true. He did NOT save Jamestown. He was only there a very few months and he lied about his contribution to the settlement in a book he wrote several years later. He also made up the story about Pocahontas and she died young so couldn't refute his story. The man who did save Jamestown was the husband of Pocahontas and gave tobacco seeds to the colony. That was John Rolfe.

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Squanto (Tisquantum)

Leader of Jamestown settlers rescued by Pocahontas?

John Smith was the leader of Jamestown.

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What did Pocahontas do to be a peacemaker?

She isn't . The story we know is not true. Actually the colonist landed in an area of 14,000 Native Americans and in the worse land in the area. Powhatan pretty much left them alone. I think he figured that they would die from the bad water and disease . He was fairly right. Within 6 months there were only 34 men left alive of the 104 who came. It wasn't until after his death that the brother of Powhatan attacked the colony. The story about Smith is also not true. He did NOT save Jamestown. He was only there a very few months and he lied about his contribution to the settlement in a book he wrote several years later. He also made up the story about Pocahontas and she died young so couldn't refute his story. The man who did save Jamestown was the husband of Pocahontas and gave tobacco seeds to the colony. That was John Rolfe.

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What languages were spoken by Pocahontas?

Most likely Algonquian.

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Who was Pocahontas?

Pocahontas was a Native American from the paramount tribe, acknowledged for her actions with the colonial settlement at Jamestown Virginia. When Pocahontas was twelve, she saved her friend John Smiths life after he and his exploration team trespassed on paramount lands. Pocahontas's father Chief Powhatan was going to execute them but before he could Pocahontas threw herself on John Smith preventing her father from killing him.

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