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Re: John Smith & Pocahontas
Posted by: Wilma Phelan (ID *****1402) Date: March 12, 2009 at 13:01:31
In Reply to: Re: John Smith & Pocahontas by Craig Love of 1081

The relationship between John Smith and Pocahontas has been overbuilt. She probably did not have much opportunity to be around Capt. Smith and he returned very early on to England, because of a gunpowder wound. She was married to Indian Captain Koucom and lived with a tribe on the Patomac River near Stafford, Virginia. Koucom had been a body guard for her father. Koucom was much closer at hand for a Romance or for an arranged marriage.
This marriage was shortly after she entered her teens and she had had at least one child by this marriage and maybe a second. The first child, a son, has Newton descendants.
She was very young, when she bore this child/children. There is a new book out in 2007 telling the Indian side of the story. It is written by a Mattiponi Indian and you can buy it by looking up Pocahontas books, for sale, on the web. Pocahontas was a member of the Pamockey tribe. Both these tribes still exists and you can visit them or write e-mail directly to them.

For that matter, Pocahontas was still very young when she married John Rolfe. The Indians say Pocahontas was born in 1597.


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