Where was Pocahontas was born?
The Powhatans have also been known as Virginia Algonquians, as the Powhatan language is an eastern-Algonquian language also known as Virginia Algonquian. It is estimated that there were about 14,000–21,000 Powhatan people in eastern Virginia when the English colonized Jamestown in 1607.
- The Powhatans lived in Virginia, where they famously interacted with the Jamestown colony. Some Powhatan descendants still live in Virginia today. Other Powhatan Indians were driven northward and their descendants live in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Powhatan Indians speak English today.
- Opechancanough or Opchanacanough (/o?p?ˈt?ænk?no?/) (1554–1646) was a tribal chief within the Powhatan Confederacy of what is now Virginia in the United States, and its paramount chief from sometime after 1618 until his death in 1646. His name meant "He whose Soul is White" in the Algonquian Powhatan language.
- Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, c. 1596 – March 1617) was a Native American woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.
- In 1614, Pocahontas converted to Christianity and was baptized "Rebecca." In April 1614, she and John Rolfe married. The marriage led to the "Peace of Pocahontas;" a lull in the inevitable conflicts between the English and Powhatan Indians. The Rolfes soon had a son named Thomas.
- Black Legend. Primarily associated with criticism of 16th-century Spain and the anti-Protestant policies of King Philip II (reigned 1556–98), the term was popularized by the Spanish historian Julián Juderías in his book La Leyenda Negra (1914; “The Black Legend”).
- This made Spain look like a harsh and brutal colonizer. The Black Legend was important because it gave other European nations a reason to explore the Americas. England used Spain's excuse of trying to promote Christianity as a reason for exploration. Many Englishmen moved to the New World to help spread Protestantism.
Updated: 2nd October 2019