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Pocahontas [Matoaka, Amonute; married name Rebecca Rolfe]locked

(c. 1596–1617)
  • Alden T. Vaughan

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Pocahontas [Matoaka, Amonute; married name Rebecca Rolfe] (c. 1596–1617), Algonquian Indian princess, was the daughter of Chief Powhatan (or Wahunsonacock) (d. 1618) of the Virginia Algonquian nation. Probably named Matoaka at birth, she was a prepubescent youngster and her father's favourite daughter and known as ...

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