Pocahontas

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         Pocahontas was an important part of American History. When the colonists came to Jamestown seeking  riches and a new life to live, the Indians and the Colonists didn't hit it off so well. In 1613 (some time after the first settlement) Samuel Argall captured Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhatan and was held for ransom. Pocahontas was taken back to Jamestown and was converted to Christianity, where she took the name Rebecca. During her captivity Pocahontas became pregnant. Some of the colonists believe that Sir Thomas Dale was the man responsible for impregnating Pocahontas, she was to marry John Rolfe when this took place. Pocahontas married John Rolfe on April 5, 1614. Nine months later, Thomas Rolfe, Pocahontas's son was born on January 30, 1615. As a gift for the wedding, Cheif Powhatan gave Pocahontas and her new husband thousands of acres of land. The newly wed couple and there young baby son traveled across England where they met Kings and Queens and Pocahontas was titled, Princess Pocahontas. When the family got aboard a ship to sail home to Virginia, Pocahontas got gravely ill and died on March 21, 1617. She was buried at St. George's Parish Church in Gravesend.