Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan confederacy, married English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia. Their marriage helped ensure peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.
This Sedgeford portrait of Pocahontas and her son, Thomas Rolfe, carefully preserved through the centuries, although its travels and whereabouts have been been shrouded in mystery. Presently at Kings Lynn Museum.
Pocahontas (born Matoaka, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, c. 1595 – March was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a netwo