Wednesday, May 5, 2010

History Trivia

On May 5, 1614 Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, married English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years. Chief Powhatan's 13-year-old daughter's real name was Matoaka. Pocahontas was a pet name that has been translated as "playful one" and "my favorite daughter."

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