Pocahontas (On My Own Biography) by Shannon Zemlicka
By Shannon Zemlicka
THIS version is meant to be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES purely. An advent to the lifetime of Pocahontas, a Powhatan Indian, which covers her start, conferences with English settlers, journey to England, kinfolk existence, and dying.
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Rebecca’s teachers boasted that she had given up her beliefs for theirs. But no one knows what she thought. Rebecca may have held her Powhatan life close to her heart, even as she began an English life. 34 In April of 1614, Rebecca married John Rolfe. They moved to a house of their own. Several Powhatan women came to serve Rebecca and keep her company. The next year, she gave birth to a son, Thomas. 36 Was Rebecca happy? No one knows. But because of her marriage, a time of peace began for the Powhatans and the English.
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She had tried to protect him from her father. How could he have ignored her all these years? Rebecca had only angry words for John Smith. Their talk must not have helped her. She grew sicker and weaker. John Rolfe decided to bring her home to Virginia. But she was too sick to sail so far. The Rolfes stopped their ship to rest in the town of Gravesend. 45 Rebecca realized that she would die. She was only about 21 years old. But she told John that she did not mind. Everyone dies, she said. It was good enough for her that their son was still alive.