Chief Powhatan Statue, Williamsburg, Virginia / The Williamsburg area is steeped in history. An important part of that history is the Native American groups who inhabited the area when the English settlers arrived in 1607. The story of Pocahontas saving Captain John Smith is well-known. Her father, Wahunsonacock, better know at Powhatan, was the chief of the Powhatan Indians. According to the story, Smith was captured and about to be put to death when Pocahontas intervened.
First Americans: Powhatan Indians Study Guide Outline - Culture - King Virtue's Classroom Starting your First Americans unit? Help your students get off to a great start with this simple study guide outline. This is a great tool that can be used to inform your parents about what their children will be learning about Native Americans and their culture (region, homes, occupation, transportation, contributions, and present day).
Pocahontas (born Matoaka, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, c. 1595 – March 1617) was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a netwo