Pocahontas was just a nickname given to her as a child. Her actual Native American name “Matoaka” was born in 1596 in Werowocomoco, which was by present day Jamestown, Virginia. (Barrett 2005) Her father was Powhatan, who was chief of the Powhatans. The Powhatans had one principle leader of the towns who was Pocahontas father. Powhatan’s two brothers and his one sister were the leaders of the other nearby towns. It is not certain or listed how many siblings Pocahontas had.
“Not much is known about this memorable woman. What we do know was written by others, as none of her thoughts or feelings were ever recorded.” (National Park Service 2...
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