Monday, April 4, 2011

This Week in History 4-4-11

April 5, 1614, Pocahontas, the daughter of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries tobacco planter John Rolfe. In spring of 1613, Pocahontas was taken hostage by English Captain Samuel Argall in order to negotiate a permanent peace with her father Chief Powhatan. During her captivation, she learned the English customs, converted to Christianity, and fell in love with John Rolfe. Their marriage brought years of peace between the English colonists and the Powhatans.

To learn more about Pocahontas’ marriage to John Rolfe please visit This Day in History at History.com.

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