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What is the real story behind Pocahontas?

Pocahontas might be a household name, but the true story of her short but powerful life has been buried in myths that have persisted since the 17th century. To start with, Pocahontas wasn't even her actual name. Born about 1596, her real name was Amonute, and she also had the more private name Matoaka.

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Correspondingly, why is Pocahontas famous?

Her real name was "Matoaka." "Pocahontas" was a nickname meaning "playful" or "mischievous one." Pocahontas is most famous for reportedly saving the life of English Captain John Smith. Throughout her short life (she died at the age of 22), however, she was important in other ways as well.

One may also ask, was Pocahontas kidnapped? Kidnapped by the English It's thought that Pocahontas married an Indian named Kocoum in 1610. Afterwards, she avoided the English until 1613 when she was lured onto the English ship of Captain Samuel Argall and kidnapped during the First Anglo-Powhatan War.

Just so, what did Pocahontas died from?

March 1617

What was Pocahontas real name?

Matoaka

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