Virginia Legends Walk
POCAHONTAS
1596(?)-1617
Henrico County

Pocahontas, daughter of Algonquin Chief Powhatan, displayed her heroism in 1607 by saving Captain John Smith's life. She was the first Native American to convert to Christianity and receive an English name, "Rebecca." Her marriage to John Rolfe brought peace between the English and Powhatan tribes, an accomplishment affecting the rest of American history.

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