Matoaka, otherwise known as Pocahontas daughter of Powhatan, the leader of an alliance of about 30 Algonquian-speaking tribes and petty chiefdoms in Tidewater Virginia (known as Tsenacommacah), dies in the United Kingdom.
Amonute who also had the more private name Matoaka was a Native American woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. She is known for her nickname Pocahontas which means “playful one” or “ill-behaved child”. She marries John Rolfe an English Tobacco Farmer on April 5, 1915. She died and is buried in Gravesend, located in the United Kingdom.
Matoaka – Folk Hero- Associated Links:
- Pocahontas | Biography: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Pocahontas-Powhatan-princess
- Pocahontas | Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Pocahontas-Powhatan-princess
- Pocahontas | National Women’s History Museum: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/pocahontas
- Pocahontas | Stanford History Education Group: https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-lessons/pocahontas
- Pocahontas | Notable Biographies: http://www.notablebiographies.com/Pe-Pu/Pocahontas.html
- Pocahontas | America’s Library: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/pocahonta/aa_pocahonta_subj.html
- Pocahontas | National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/jame/learn/historyculture/pocahontas-her-life-and-legend.htm
- Pocahontas | HISTORY: https://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/pocahontas
- Pocahontas | Virtual Jamestown: http://www.virtualjamestown.org/Pocahontas.html
- “Legislation Granting Federal Recognition to Six “Pocahontas” Virigina Tribes passed by U.S. Senate | NativeNews: https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/legislation-granting-federal-recognition-six-pocahontas-viriginia-tribes-passed-u-s-senate/
- “Baptism of Pocahontas” | Architect of the Capitol: https://www.aoc.gov/art/historic-rotunda-paintings/baptism-pocahontas