Pocahontas (born Matoaka, kent as Amonute, c. 1596–1617) wis a Native American[2][3][4] woman notable for her association wi the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginie.

Pocahontas by Simon van de Passe 1616.jpg
Portrait engravin bi Simon de Passe, 1616.
BornMatoaka, later kent as Amonute
c. 1596[1]
Werowocomoco, present-day Gloucester Coonty, Virginie
DiedMairch 1617 (aged 20–21)
Gravesend, Kent, Kinrick o Ingland
Restin place
St George's Church, Gravesend
EthnicityPowhatan Pamunkey (a Native American paramoont chiefdom)
Kent forAssociation wi Jamestown colony, savin the life o John Smith, an as a Powhatan convert tae Christianity
ReleegionAnglicanism (convertit frae Native American releegion)
Hauf-marrae(s)John Rolfe (mairied 1614–17)
ChilderThomas Rolfe (son)
ParentsWahunsenacawh/Chief Powhatan (faither)


  1. Stebbins, Sarah J (August 2010). "Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend". National Park Service. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  2. "A Guide to Writing about Virginia Indians and Virginia Indian History" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Council on Indians. January 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  3. Karenne Wood, ed., The Virginia Indian Heritage Trail, Charlottesville, VA: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 2007.
  4. "Pocahontas". Historic Jamestowne. Preservation Virginia. Retrieved April 27, 2013.