AS SEEN IN:
"Pocahontas and Captain John Smith - Love and Survival in Jamestown"
AS PLAYED BY:
Jessica May Foss
Pocahontas (c.1595 – March 21, 1617) was a Virginia Indian woman notable for having assisted colonial settlers at Jamestown in present-day Virginia. She was 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 were part of the Algonquian language family.