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Song sheet, 'Pocahontas'
The Pocahontas' kindness to the settlers became legendary, and songs and stories were written about her

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A Child Keeps the Peace Between Nations
In 1608, Pocahontas helped negotiate the return of Powhatan prisoners held by the colonists. Pocahontas was only about 12 years old when she did this! During the next two years, she continued to come between her father, Chief Powhatan, and members of her tribe in protecting the colonists. But despite her best efforts, tensions between the Powhatans and the English grew, as Powhatan's warriors grew furious over the English taking their land. Finally, war broke out among the two peoples, in a conflict that would last for five years.
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