Pocahontas: An American Princess

Portrait of Pocahontas by Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) & James Hall (1793-1868). Public domain

Born around 1596, Pocahontas was the daughter of the chief Powhatan. Today she is remembered as an ardent supporter of the Jamestown colonists -- but how much of this story is true? Learn more about Pocahontas in this episode.

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Topics in this Podcast: women, biographies, jamestown, 17th century, 16th century, Colonial American history, Native American history, pocahontas, American history, U.S. history