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(CS) In December 1607, while seeking food, Smith was captured and taken to meet the chief of the Powhatans. Although he feared for his life, Smith was eventually released without harm and later attributed this in part to the chief's daughter, Pocahontas, who according to Smith, threw herself across his body: "at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her own brains to save mine; and not only that, but so prevailed with her father, that I was safely conducted to…

(CS) In December 1607, while seeking food, Smith was captured and taken to meet the chief of the Powhatans. Although he feared for his life, Smith was eventually released without harm and later attributed this in part to the chief's daughter, Pocahontas, who according to Smith, threw herself across his body: "at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her own brains to save mine; and not only that, but so prevailed with her father, that I was safely conducted to…

Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – June 21, 1631) was an English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia. He was also a soldier, mapmaker and trader. He was also an author who described in detail his adventures in the colony of Virginia. Captain John Smith is also famous due to his association with Pocahontas (1580-1631), the daughter of Chief Powhatan (his Native Indian name Wahunsonacock), who according to legend saved the life of John Smith after he was captured by…

Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – June 21, 1631) was an English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia. He was also a soldier, mapmaker and trader. He was also an author who described in detail his adventures in the colony of Virginia. Captain John Smith is also famous due to his association with Pocahontas (1580-1631), the daughter of Chief Powhatan (his Native Indian name Wahunsonacock), who according to legend saved the life of John Smith after he was captured by…

Capt. John Smith statue and Jamestown Memorial Church, showing the excavated site of the original chapel at Jamestown, where Pocahontas married John Rolfe at Jamestown, VA

Capt. John Smith statue and Jamestown Memorial Church, showing the excavated site of the original chapel at Jamestown, where Pocahontas married John Rolfe at Jamestown, VA

Chief Wahunsonacock | Pocahontas was the daughter of Chief Powhatan and wife of Jamestown ...

Chief Wahunsonacock | Pocahontas was the daughter of Chief Powhatan and wife of Jamestown ...

Virginia is a state steeped in history. Before the arrival of the Europeans, Chief Powhatan ruled over the untamed land. Chief Powhatan fathered one of Virginia's more famous historical figures, Pocahontas. The first permanent English settlement in America, at Jamestown in 1607, set the stage for the taming of the wilderness.  Virginia played a central role during the American Revolution, from Patrick Henry's fiery oration "Give me liberty or give me death",  .....................

Virginia is a state steeped in history. Before the arrival of the Europeans, Chief Powhatan ruled over the untamed land. Chief Powhatan fathered one of Virginia's more famous historical figures, Pocahontas. The first permanent English settlement in America, at Jamestown in 1607, set the stage for the taming of the wilderness. Virginia played a central role during the American Revolution, from Patrick Henry's fiery oration "Give me liberty or give me death", .....................

Captain John Smith 1580-1631. Said to be rescued from a hostile Indian tribe by Pocahontas. Of course! She's a lady knight, after all.

Captain John Smith 1580-1631. Said to be rescued from a hostile Indian tribe by Pocahontas. Of course! She's a lady knight, after all.

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