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Pocahontas is baptized
Pocahontas joined the English church to help end war between her people and the English

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Her father refused to pay the ransom, and Pocahontas was held hostage by the English for a year. But the Indian princess was well liked and respected by her captors, and she was well treated. During that time, the colonists convinced her to convert to Christianity, and she was baptized with the name "Rebecca." In April 1614, Pocahontas married colonist John Rolfe. The marriage helped end the war between the Powhatans and the settlers. She was a symbol of peace and union between the two races. The English also hoped that her conversion to Christianity would help persuade all her people to do the same. Do you know what Pocahontas did next?
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