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The Native American warriors took Captain Smith prisoner

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Pocahontas Meets the English
Pocahontas got to know and make friends with the new colonists. Her warm nature and natural curiosity led the English to like and trust her, as well. One of the colonists, Captain John Smith, said that her appearance, intelligence, and friendly personality "much exceedeth any of the rest of Powhatan's people." But not all of Powhatan's people were so curious and friendly. In December 1607, Captain Smith was captured and held at Chief Powhatan's capital, Werowocomoco.
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