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March 21, 1617

Matoaka, otherwise known as Pocahontas daughter of Powhatan, the leader of an alliance of about 30 Algonquian-speaking tribes and petty chiefdoms in Tidewater Virginia (known as Tsenacommacah),  dies in the United Kingdom.

Amonute who also had the more private name Matoaka was a Native American woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. She is known for her nickname Pocahontas which means “playful one” or “ill-behaved child”. She marries John Rolfe an English Tobacco Farmer on April 5, 1915. She died and is buried in Gravesend, located in the United Kingdom.

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Link to Photo Credit: Pocahontas
Link to Photo Credit: Baptism of Pocahontas

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