Pocahontas was named amonute at delivery and glided by the identify matoaka. She supposedly earned the nickname pocahontas, which suggests “playful one,” due to her glad, inquisitive nature.
As the daughter of chief powhatan, pocahontas could have had extra luxuries than lots of her friends, however she nonetheless needed to study so-called girls’s work comparable to farming, cooking, amassing herbs, constructing a home, making garments, butchering meat and tanning hides.
The first english settlers arrived in jamestown colony in could 1607. That winter, pocahontas’ brother kidnapped colonist captain john smith and made a spectacle of him in entrance of a number of powhatan tribes earlier than taking him to fulfill chief powhatan.