bright girl knelt, bathed in repentant tears
Connecting link between two hemispheres."
Webster Mosby in Pocahontas, A Legend, 1840
Essential Questions: What do
you know about Pocahontas?
1. What was Pocahontas's
2. What does "Pocahontas" mean?
3. Approximately when was she born and about how old was she
when she reportedly rescued Capt. John Smith?
4. Who did Pocahontas marry? Why didn't she marry Capt. John
5. Why might the English have renamed her Rebecca?
6. Where and when did Pocahontas die?
Baptism of Pocahontas by John
Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'
Commissioned 1837; placed 1840
Rotunda of the United States Capitol
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