the early seventeenth century, Captain John Smith led a company of
English settlers to found the colony of Jamestown in Virginia. Here is
Smith’s own account of his adventures there and his relationship with
the beautiful Indian princess, Pocahontas.
Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the powerful chief of about
thirty tribes of Indians living in Virginia. When Captain John Smith was
captured by these Indians in 1607, he was brought before Powhatan, who
sentenced him to death. Sixteen-year-old Pocahontas convinced her father
to spare Captain Smith’s life, thus becoming a friend of the settlers
and eventually influencing her father to be friendly, too. Years later,
she saved the lives of the entire colony by secretly warning Captain
Smith of another intended attack. Download and start listening now!