Rebecca Rolfe, 1595?–1617, American Indian woman who is said to have prevented the execution of Captain John Smith.
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How to use Pocahontas in a sentence
After Andi, there was Nikki, who came dressed to horseback ride in a sexy Pocahontas costume and disco pants.
Things were no better after Disney broadened the ethnic mix in 1995 with Pocahontas, the first hard-body princess.
Pocahontas had met and had become well acquainted with John Rolfe during her captivity at Jamestown.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Pocahontas was a distinguished woman for two reasons, which render her short life one of singular interest.The Childhood of Distinguished Women | Selina A. Bower
These transactions failed, and poor Pocahontas, the Rosebud, remained a captive.The Childhood of Distinguished Women | Selina A. Bower
Pocahontas spent a few months in England, and she had just started to return to Virginia, when she was taken ill and died.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
To please Captain Smith, the queen welcomed Pocahontas kindly.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
British Dictionary definitions for Pocahontas
original name Matoaka; married name Rebecca Rolfe. ?1595–1617, American Indian, who allegedly saved the colonist Captain John Smith from being killed
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Cultural definitions for Pocahontas
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