- Rebecca Rolfe, 1595?–1617, American Indian woman who is said to have prevented the execution of Captain John Smith.
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Examples from the Web for pocahontas
Things were no better after Disney broadened the ethnic mix in 1995 with Pocahontas, the first hard-body princess.Desperately Seeking Prince Charming
September 23, 2009
Pocahontas was a gay little hanger-on of the camps,––not like this silent owl!The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
From his rustic throne in the Council Hall he sent for Pocahontas.
Pocahontas, their little sister, going to marry an Englishman!
"Your daughter Pocahontas has been taken captive by the Englishmen," he said.
This hideous creature smirking in my face was my Pocahontas.The Blunders of a Bashful Man
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
- original name Matoaka; married name Rebecca Rolfe. ?1595–1617, American Indian, who allegedly saved the colonist Captain John Smith from being killed
Word Origin and History for pocahontas
(c.1595-1617), daughter of Algonquian leader Powhatan, the name is said to be Algonquian Pokachantesu "she is playful."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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